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Brenda Stell Hollis Graham

October 4, 1941 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 79)


Brenda Stell Hollis Graham, 79, of Hamburg, died Sunday, May 16, 2021, at her residence.  Mrs. Graham was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and a 1959 graduate of Hamburg High School. She worked for the City of Hamburg for over 25 years, the last 13 years as the City Clerk/Treasurer.  She was a past member of the Arkansas City Clerks, Treasurers Association, having served one term as District Director.  Mrs. Graham was a past member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and through educational programs, she achieved the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk. She also served on the Advisory Council of the Arkansas Municipal League for six years.  Mrs. Graham was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Benson Dewitt Stell and her mother, Vera Ross Stell Smith.

She is survived by her son, Tim Hollis; her daughter, Meredith Hollis Hayden both of Hamburg; a brother, Van Stell and wife, Theresa, of Branson, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jessica Deal and husband, Mitchell, Carrie Evans and husband, Grant, Wade Hollis, Harleigh Livingston and husband, Daniel, and Baileah Hayden; one great-grandson, Pacen Phillip Deal, a great-granddaughter on the way, Ansley Brooke Evans; three lifelong friends, Joyce Ann Rush, Sherry Stahley and Bonnie Colquette and her internet son, Wu Tjin Sen.

Graveside services are 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Bro. Ray Woods and Stephen Dumas officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Butch Hill, Stephen Dumas, Brian Slaughter, Grant Evans, Daniel Livingston and Mitchell Deal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, 1221 N. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

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May 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home
302 E. Lincoln Street
Hamburg, AR 71646

Graveside Service
May 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Hamburg Cemetery
Parker Street
Hamburg, Arkansas 71646

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