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Pamela Ethel Peters (née Ruark) (born June 14, 1944) is the first child and first daughter of Garrett Ruark and Ethel Ruark.

She is the sister of Freda Benderman , Evelyn Ruark, Kathie Arnold , Garrett Ruark, Jr., Carolyn Hutchins and Michelle Duggar.

She is the wife of Jerry Peters and the mother of their four children, Doug, Timothy, William and Jason.

Early life

Pamela Ethel Ruark was born on June 14, 1944, to Garrett Ruark and Ethel Ruark. She was the couple's first child and they went on to have six more children after her.

Pamela most likely attended Westwood Elementary School in Springdale, Arkansas. She most likely attended Springdale High School.


She married Jerome Douglas Peters on June 20, 1962.


The couple has four sons.

Their first son, Doug, was born on May 5, 1965. He is married to Theresa Edwards. They have 2 children, Tyler Douglas (November 11, 1991 - July 7, 2013 (aged 21)) and Leah Danielle (b. September 16, 1994). Leah is married to Michael Alford and they have two children, Zaida Makinley and Sterling Price.

Their second son, Timothy, was born on October 17, 1966. He is married to Beth Drake. They have 4 daughters, Katherine Elizabeth (b. October 19, 1995), Elizabeth Frances (b. September 9, 1996), Annie Marie (b. September 17, 1997) and Elise Caroline (b. September 28, 1998).

Their third son, William Benjamin, was born on November 1, 1971. He is married to Angela Wiggins. They have 4 children, Lucas Daniel (b. September 12, 1997), Jacob Edward (b. June 1, 1999), Evan Lawrence (b. September 24, 2001) and Emily Angela (b. April 28, 2005). Lucas is married to Taylor Ponder and they have one child, Shiloh Rae. They are expecting their second child due April 2021. Its name will be Benjamin Daniel.

Their fourth son, Jason, was born on December 29, 1976. He is married to Kristina Manzo. They have 6 children, twins Ana Lyn & Breana Amber (b. March 14, 1996), Michaela Olivia (b. January 1, 1998), Jordan Scott (b. March 25, 2000), Jamesetta Meredith (b. October 26, 2002) and Anthony Wayne (b. September 5, 2004).