Marsha Bowman Linam

Marsha Bowman Linam, 55 of
 Hazen, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 25, with family by her side. 

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Monday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.  Burial will be at the CenterPoint Cemetery in Hazen, Arkansas at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas. 

Marsha was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on October 4, 1965. 

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 54 years.  She loved working in the nursery as her ministry. 

Marsha was full of life and loved people.  She was always for the underdog, willing to give whatever she had to help.  She could be your best friend, your fierce defender and provide you with a hug that would envelop you with warmth and love.  She could give you a look that could stop you in your tracks and communicate you had better “get right.”  She loved anything Arkansas Razorback.  She always had an opinion.  Her greatest legacy will be how she loved her family and friends.  If you ever said, “I love you”, her response would always be “I love you MORE!”

Marsha is survived by her husband, Jeff Linam, her mother, Jerri Comer, her children, Katherine Segalla Griffinand her husband Jeff Griffin, son, Alex Segalla, her stepchildren, Jessica Linam and Jeffrey Linam, her grandchildren, Gabriel Griffin, Savannah Gipson, and Kaylee Robinson, her siblings and their spouses, Donna Bowman, Steve and Barbara Bowman, Beverly Comer, Steve Comer and Toni Wynn, and Jim and Nona Comer. Her nieces and nephews, Melissa Bowman Vance, Beau Alexander Vance, Heather Anderson, Autumn Hallock, Lauryn Comer, Nicholas Comer, John Ekenseair and Virginia Ekenseair and her best friend Karen Morgan Rial.

Marsha is preceded in death by her father, Charles H. Bowman and her much loved stepfather Reubin Comer, and stepbrother, Bobby Comer.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Immanuel Baptist Church to the Nursery Ministry or Food Pantry.

The service will be streamed live at

12 thoughts on “Marsha Bowman Linam”

  1. Billy and Gail Booth

    As a remarkable lady in many ways, Marsha left a legacy that will be cherished by all those who were privileged to know her. She will be missed. Our prayers continue for Jeff and the family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance. Billy and Gail Booth

  2. Shannon Thomas Williams

    Marsha always lit up a room with energy and love for everyone. She will be missed! Prayers to the whole family during this difficult time.

  3. Angie Gill Roman

    Jeff, and Family: I never had the privilege to meet Marsha in person. But she sent me the kindest message via social media one year ago, while I cared for my terminally ill Mother [Evalyn Rogers Gill]. She said, “I bet we could become very good friends.” I regret we did not have that opportunity in this life. But there will be a Great Reunion, and I cherish the day.
    Love to Jeff as you walk in grief.
    Angie & Phil Roman
    Frackville, Pennsylvania

  4. Mary Ann Hodges

    Marsha was that woman that you loved when you met her. She was just that person that would lift you up. Jeff and Marsha was just good to be around, you knew when you were in their presence that love abounded there. I am so sad for all her family and friends. Prayers going out. She will be sorely missed.

  5. Terri Loperfido

    Jeff and Family: Marsha made an amazing difference in my life and, I suspect, in the lives of everyone with whom she made contact. The only thing bigger than her smile was her heart and we all know about that smile. She was a true and forever friend.

    Much love to you all and please know that our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.

  6. My sweet Katie, I am so thankful we got the opportunity to be invited to your mothers and Jeff’s home. Your mother treated us with such kindness and laughter and fed us a fantastic meal. I will never forget her because you have some of the same qualities as your mother. I’m so sorry for your loss. We love you and proud you are part of our family!

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