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Tammie Jo Rather

February 15, 1963 — January 31, 2022

Little Rock

Tammie Jo Rather, age 58 of North Little Rock, Arkansas died on Monday, January 31, 2022 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was born February 15, 1963 in Nashville, Arkansas the daughter of Judy Tapscott Fagan and the late Henry Wildbur.

Tammie was a member of the Saline Church of Christ.  When she was thirty-five years old she followed her dream and joined the Army National Guard.  She was deployed twice during Operation Noble Eagle, and Operation Enduring Freedom. One of her highest honors was serving as a member of the Military Service Funeral Honors Team.  During her service she was awarded many different medals some included the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.  She completed twenty years of service and the rank of Staff Sergeant.

She was preceded in death by her grandchild Gabriel Kolton Humphry and her father Henry Wildbur.

Survivors include her husband Andy Burke of North Little Rock, AR; one son Raun Rather of Murfreesboro, AR; one daughter Sarah Humphry of Murfreesboro, AR; three grandchildren Haylie Horn, Ava Humphry, and Adley Humphry; parents Judy and  Rodney Fagan of Murfreesboro, AR; siblings Ronny Wildbur and Shelly of Heber Springs, AR; Rick Wildbur and Emily of Bowlin, KY; Rhonda Jones and Troy of Portland, TN; Tina  and Tony Hughes of Conway, AR; Greg Hays and Candy of Pleasant Shade, TN; Tiffany Boren of McMinnville, TN; as well as number of family and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 6th, at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 7th, at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro with Rev. Terry Chapman, Rev. Michael Daniel, and Rev. James Wainscott officiating, burial will follow with Military Honors in Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Memorials may be made to the Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 411 Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958 or the Murfreesboro Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 185 Murfreesboro, AR. 71958.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 6, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Latimer Funeral Home - Murfreesboro

, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 7, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church (Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Cemetery)

403 2nd Avenue, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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