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Bobbie Waynette McGrew Garinger

December 19, 1975 - October 24, 2020

Bobbie Waynette McGrew Garinger, age 44 left this town from Salem Hospital to go to her home in Heaven 10-24-2020 at 9:15 pm. She was born in Paragould, Arkansas to Ray Franklin McGrew Sr. and Patsy (Lawrence) McGrew on 12-19-1975. Her big brother "Frankie" who named her despite what Mom said or Granny Lawrence.
Mother to Alan Ray, David Eli, and Jonathon Wayne. A mom who always put her children first. She was very caring, very optimistic about every situation that arose. She was the bravest, strongest, most kind-hearted person we know.
Bobbie was very well loved by all that knew her, she was very determined, very kind till you made her MAD, and very, very stubborn. She fought for her children a battle that no one knew. Diagnosed with esophagus cancer she had her first of many surgeries May 29, 2018. She loved her Miss Molly and Bandit (dog-cat), all her best friends. She had a very big heart, always ready to help, a great care giver, NEVER took NO for an answer, and made sure you were fed. She loved the Ocean, camping, shopping after Thanksgiving, she had a weird sense of humor like her Dad, and liked to play jokes. She was a little mommy to sister Monica who came into our lives in 1984, very good little and big sister.
Preceded in death by her Dad Ray Franklin Sr., grandparents, T.H.-Aliene McGrew, Ed-Tommy Lawrence, aunts Jean, Betty, Jackie, uncles Clay, Jerry, Bobby, Charles, Edward, W.C. and James, Harold.
Surviving are her husband Nathanael, sons Alan (Rachelle), David, and Jon. Brother Ray Franklin Jr. (Claire) sister Monica Batsell (Beau), nephew Jacob, niece Lucca, nephew Brody. Many best friends, friends and coworkers.
She loved good burgers, Chinese and Mexican food. Very determined lady, worked full time, went to college while raising three boys. She got her BA in Heathcare Admin. and helped care for her dad.
She will be missed always. Always loved and always in our hearts. She was beautiful inside and out.  RIP Bobbie


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Bobbie was an amazing person, loving mother, sister and daughter.  Bobbie fought a hard battle with cancer and stayed positive throughout everything.  Bobbie was and is an example for anyone that knew her.  Bobbie will be missed.  We know that she is at peace and smiling down on us.  We miss you, Bobbie.  

My name is Chris Fisher. I had Bobbie in elementary school for second grade. She was a loving and kind-hearted person like her mother, Patsy.
God bless those that knew and loved Bobbie. May we remember her love and beautiful way in our own lives.

Dearest Patsy and family,
So sorry for your loss. It's so hard. The worst possible thing that can happen to anyone, has happened to you Patsy. That is what someone once told me when they lost a son.. And sadly, when our Shelley passed in 2018, we found it to be a true statement. Know I care. Feel my hugs. My prayer for you is peace in your heart and many happy memories.. You took such good care of her Patsy. And from the beautiful obit, and comments here, Bobbie sounds a lot like her mama.. Hugs dear friend. Condolences to all the family. 

Bobby was my younger cousin by 13 years. I remember her as a happy toddler, running around laughing, wanting to do things she wasn't big enough to do but she would try anyway. She loved her big brother and he doted on her. As we got older life took us apart but my Mom would tell me how she was. She seemed to always be doing something and would come visit her Arkansas relatives when she could. When cancer struck Bobby, she was determined to beat it and she fought hard. Complications from her 1st surgery derailed her fight but she wouldn't give in. Bobby was a fighter and I have no doubt God welcomed her with open arms, she had gone through hell already. Knowing Bobby, she had everyone including God laughing within minutes of her arrival. Rest in peace Bobby, your pain and suffering are over. Now you can enjoy watching over your family and maybe occasionally shock them by visiting or play prank on them. You are missed.

Bobbie you went way to soon  and I will truly miss you . you were a very brave person to go thru all you did r.i.p bobbie and know I will always love you.  Aunt Mary

Bobbie is an amazing woman and I will miss her.

Will never forget when Bobbie texted me as she was laying in an ICU bed, on a ventilator. I was at my father’s bedside as he was dying, and she was concerned for her husband, Nate (my brother), as he was grieving also. Who does that? Bobbie was able too see and feel beyond her circumstances, caring for others more than herself. She evidenced that in many ways, including opening her home to several family members who needed help.
Bobbie, thank you for the care and compassion you have brought to this family. Love you and we’ll meet up soon in heaven. Missy

Bobbie the pain is gone so fly like an angel, don't play jokes like Dad.  I will miss you everyday but I know you are well now.  There are no words to express what an amazing person you are, you touched so many in many different ways.  You always were there trying your best.  I know you were tired and you gave a grand fight.  I will do my best to enssure you the boy's have care and love.  Thank you for those 3 gifts of life.  You are one of a kind, and you were very loving.  We will meet again in Heaven, try not to boss Dad, grannie's , and grandpa's to much.  Love you Mom