Mary Frances Schmitz, 65, of New Blaine, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at her home. She was born March 13, 1951, in Maywood, California to James Leonard Atchison and Eva Jane Atchison. Mary was a member of First Assembly of God in Paris.


Memorial service was at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7th, at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, where the Rev. Kenny Maness officiated. Cremation and services were under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris.


She is survived by her husband, Ambrose Schmitz; one daughter, Leah Scott; one son, Vincent Scott; two step-daughters, Wanda Vaughn and Barbara Brantley; one step-son, Glenn Schmitz; four brothers, Charlie Durham, James Atchison, Tony Atchison, and Bobby Atchison; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.