Jerry Nell Lykins
November 22, 1923-January 7, 2010
Jerry Nell Lykins, 86, of Bentonville, died Thursday, January 7, 2010 in Rockport, Texas, while
in the care of her daughter Ann Gill.
Jerry Nell was born November 22, 1923 in Albany, Texas to John Self, and Geraldine Lynch
Self. She moved at an early age from Texas, with her family, to Northwest Arkansas. She
attended Bentonville High School, and in 1946 married Earl E. Lykins. Jerry Nell was a
homemaker, helped on their farm and cattle operation, enjoyed cooking, and riding horses. She
was an artist, and loved to paint. Jerry Nell was a member of the Eastern Star, and was a
longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Bentonville.
Survivors include a son John Lykins and his wife Janice of Gravette; a daughter Ann Gill and
her husband David of Rockport, Texas; 5 grandchildren Donna Campbell of Loxahatchee,
Florida, Leslie Lamb and her husband Shane of Conway, Arkansas. John E.Lykins, and his wife
Suzanna, of Gravette, Chase Johnson of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Andrea Lykins, of
Bentonville, and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years
Earl E. Lykins, a son Bobby Lykins; a brother Bill Self; 2 sisters Betty Sue Pruitt, and Mary Lou
Funeral services will be 10:00AM Tuesday January 12, 2010 at Stockdale Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Don Bortell officiating. Burial will be in Benton County Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Monday January 11, 2009 at Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.