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Katheryn Dobbins

Katheryn Sue Dobbins (Balch)

October 10, 1948 - March 30, 2021
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Obituary

Katheryn Sue Balch Dobbins, 72, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Dobbins was born October 10, 1948, in Newport, Arkansas, to the late Howard Hillman and Inez Willis Balch. She was reared and received her education in Newport, Arkansas, where she graduated from Newport High School in 1966. After high school, she attended what is currently Williams Baptist College, Arkansas State University, and the University of Arkansas at Conway, where she received her teaching degree.
Mrs. Dobbins began her teaching career in the Dollarway School District in 1971 at Townsend Park Elementary and retired from there in 2010 after 39 years.
She was a member of the former Second Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. After the closing of the church, she attended several other churches in Pine Bluff over the years. She was a member of several education organizations and Beta Sigma Phi, Delta Zeta Chapter. Creative writing was something she loved and she had many occasions in her work and personal life that she enjoyed.
She is survived by her son, Jason (Jessica) Dobbins of Sheridan; her granddaughter, Lexi Peck, and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Charles E. Dobbins; two brothers, Jim and Kenny Balch; sister, Pat Bookout; and her niece, Stacy Balch.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 3, 2021, 12:00-1:30 PM, at Robinson’s.
Graveside services will be Saturday, April 3, 2021, 2:00 PM, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Ralph Robinson & Son
    Address
    807 Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Memorial Park Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    Address
    6707 Dollarway Road
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71602
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  • Interment

    Location
    Memorial Park Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    Address
    6707 Dollarway Road
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71602
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Alisa Jackson

Posted at 09:31pm
I am sorry for your loss, Mrs Dobbins was one of my elementary teachers at Dollarway
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Tina Owens

Posted at 05:25pm
To Mrs. Dobbins Family,
I will never forget one of my favorite teachers in the Dollarway School District, Mrs. Dobbins. I can still remember her writing in class many years ago using her left hand. Thank you for your love and compassion. May you rest in Heaven. We shall see each other again.
With deepest sympathy and love,
Tina Owens ( Dollarway High School Class of 1979)
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Linda Watkins

Posted at 02:44am
Kathy, I only knew you for a short while. But I knew from our conversations that we could talk for days and never tire. I thought I would have time to come back and visit with you, but I guess God had other plans. You are a lovely lady, and I am happy that I got to enjoy your company. Jason and Jessica, I am so sorry for the loss if your beautiful mom and mom in law. She was very special. Much love Kathy, Jason and Jessica
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Scott Stayton

Posted at 06:03pm
Family and friends,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dobbins was a one of a kind teacher. I remember always wishing she was my teacher when I was in 5th grade at Townsend Park many moons ago. Celebrate her fabulous life! She was GRAND!
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Scott and Margaret Barnhill

Posted at 03:15pm
We are sorry for your loss and hope time can help to heal your pain. Make sure to celebrate the life she had on earth with all of you.
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