Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - Obituaries -

BEEBE — Danny Joe “Joey” Crow­der Jr., age 40, of Beebe, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord De­cem­ber 5,

2018. Joey was a 1997 grad­u­ate of Beebe High

School and a true Beebe Badger. An Army vet­eran, he served in Iraq,

Kosovo and Afghanistan. He was a mem­ber of Fel­low­ship Bap­tist Church and an em­ployee of Sim­mons Poul­try. Joey was a won­der­ful hus­band, son and fa­ther.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Mandy Crow­der of Star City; his chil­dren, Curtis, Ash­ley, Brit­tany, Faith and An­thony; his fa­ther Danny Crow­der of Syl­va­nia; his mother, Robin Light­foot Morse of Beebe; grand­mother, Gla­dys Light­foot of Beebe; brother, Justin (Stephanie) Crow­der of Beebe; two step­sons, Terry Hun­sucker and Jack­son Hun­sucker; and a step-daugh­ter, Lacey Shillings. He was pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter, Stephanie.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 2-4 p.m. Sun­day at Smith-West­brook Fu­neral Home, Beebe. Pri­vate burial will be in Mead­ow­brook Me­mo­rial Gar­dens. Ar­range­ments by Smith-West­brook Fu­neral Home. www.smith­fam­i­ly­

–––––❖––––– BEN­TON — David Eu­gene Lewis, 61, of Ben­ton, died on Novem­ber 28, 2018. He was born on Jan­uary 15, 1957. Roller-Bal­lard Fu­neral Home, 306 S. Main Street, Ben­ton, Ark. 72015, (501) 315-4047. www. roller­fu­ner­al­­bal­lard.

–––––❖––––– BRINK­LEY — Willa Gunter died De­cem­ber 5th 2018, in Brink­ley, Arkansas, at the age of 99. Her fu­neral will be Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10th at the First Assem­bly Of God Church in Brink­ley with vis­i­ta­tion start­ing at 10 a.m. and ser­vices at 11 a.m. A full obit­u­ary in Sun­day’s pa­per. Guest­book/obit/www.bob­nealand

–––––❖––––– CABOT — Judie Marie Sten­der, 75, of Cabot, passed into the em­brace of her

Lord and Sav­ior,

Je­sus Christ, on the morn­ing of De­cem­ber 6,

2018. She was born on Au­gust

19, 1943.

She was pre­ceded by her hus­band of 50 years, Bobby

Joe Sten­der, her par­ents, Robert Crown­rich and Lovie Crown­rich, three sis­ters, Pat Humphrey, Beau­mont, Texas, Bar­bra Smith, North Lit­tle Rock, Ark., Joyce Carr, Ed­mond, Okla. Judie is sur­vived by three chil­dren, An­gela Jo Sam­pels (Stu­art), of Colorado, Mar­cus Joe Sten­der (Kerith), Colorado, and Mar­cie Jo Dun­can (Jef­fery), Cabot, Ark. She is also sur­vived by two grand­sons, Brian Dun­can, Jack­sonville, and Bobby Joe Sten­der, Fayet­teville, Ark., and one sis­ter, Kaye Beck, (Richard), Austin, Texas.

She was re­tired from Char­ter Mort­gage and was a long time mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church, Jack­sonville. Judie will be re­mem­bered by all who knew her as the sweet­est per­son. She was warm, lov­ing, and car­ing.

Fam­ily vis­i­ta­tion will be held Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. with fu­neral ser­vices im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing at 11 a.m. at First Bap­tist Church, Jack­sonville. En­tomb­ment im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing, Chapel Hill Me­mo­rial Park, Jack­sonville.

In lieu of flow­ers me­mo­ri­als may be made to First Bap­tist Church, Jack­sonville, Arkansas. Ar­range­ments were en­trusted to A Nat­u­ral State Fu­neral Ser­vice, Jack­sonville, Arkansas. (501) 9823400. Her on­line guest­book is avail­able at www.anat­u­ral­state­fu­ner­alser­

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Mar­i­lyn Teresa Johnson, 88, of Con­way, passed away on De­cem­ber 7, 2018. Rosary/Vis­i­ta­tion at 9 a.m. De­cem­ber 10, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be at 10 a.m. De­cem­ber 10, 2018, at St. Joseph with burial at Crest­lawn Me­mo­rial Park. On­line guest­book avail­able at www.roller­fu­ner­al­­way.

–––––❖––––– COTTON PLANT — Dorothy Wilk­er­son White, 93, died Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4, 2018, in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. A na­tive of Cotton Plant, Dot taught school for over 53 years be­fore re­tir­ing. Sur­vivors: son, Bob White; sis­ter, Mar­ian Cooper. Vis­i­ta­tion: 2 p.m. Ser­vices: 3 p.m., both Satur­day at First United Methodist-Cotton Plant. In­ter­ment: Cotton Plant Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery. Obit/guest­book/www.bob­nealand­

–––––❖––––– FORDYCE — Emily Kathryne “Kay” Gar­ling­ton, age 79, of Fordyce, passed away on Tues­day, De­cem­ber

4, at St. John’s

Place af­ter a long and coura­geous bat­tle with Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Kay was born in Fordyce on Septem­ber

15, 1939, to Richard and An­nie Mae Reynolds Holt. She led a won­der­ful life, spreading her kind­ness and gen­eros­ity to ev­ery­one, and she was ded­i­cated to her fam­ily, church, and friends. Her com­pas­sion­ate per­son­al­ity and beau­ti­ful smile were rays of sun­shine to ev­ery­one she met.

Kay was a grad­u­ate of Fordyce High School where she was a Red­bug Cheer­leader and Pres­i­dent of the Se­nior Class of 1957. She mar­ried her high school sweet­heart, Buster Gar­ling­ton, in 1958 and spent the next 60 years of her life devoted to her hus­band and lov­ing chil­dren, grand­chil­dren, and great-grand­chil­dren, as well as her par­ents, sib­lings, spe­cial friends, and class­mates. Her great­est pride and joy was talk­ing about her fam­ily and shar­ing pic­tures of them with ev­ery­one. She at­tended ev­ery recital, ball­game, birth­day party, grad­u­a­tion, and golf tour­na­ment with her sweet smile and her heart full of pride and joy. Birthdays and hol­i­days were a de­light to her, as she made each one ex­tra spe­cial. Her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren can tell of lov­ing vis­its with her, drink­ing her home­made hot cho­co­late or lemon­ade, sam­pling one of her desserts, watch­ing movies to­gether, shar­ing funny sto­ries, plan­ning shop­ping ex­cur­sions, or just look­ing at fam­ily pic­tures.

Kay grew up in Fordyce in a happy home full of love and laugh­ter. Her sib­lings, Bar­bara, Linda, Jimmy, and Tommy, could all share many fond me­mories of their child­hood years. Their par­ents, Richard and An­nie Mae, were known to all for their kind­ness and gen­eros­ity. Kay proudly con­tin­ued their kind-heart­ed­ness through­out her life. She also loved ev­ery one of her FHS Class of 1957 class­mates, re­main­ing in touch with all of them through the years.

Kay was a life­long mem­ber of the First United Methodist Church of Fordyce. She dearly loved her church and church fam­ily, and she sel­dom missed a Sun­day ser­vice. Kay faith­fully taught the Kinder­garten Sun­day School Class for 37 years, touch­ing the lives and hearts of many chil­dren as she shared bi­ble sto­ries and played de­light­ful chil­dren’s songs. She was a long-time mem­ber of the Mary Mays Cir­cle and served on var­i­ous boards and com­mit­tees in the church.

Kay worked for over 35 years as Book­keeper for At­tor­ney Thomas Sparks and as­sisted with the fam­ily hard­ware busi­ness. Kay was an ac­tive mem­ber and served as Trea­surer in the Fordyce Cul­ture Club and the Fordyce Schol­ar­ship As­so­ci­a­tion. Kay’s many hob­bies in­cluded cook­ing, read­ing, shop­ping, play­ing the piano, play­ing bingo, work­ing crossword puz­zles, cheer­ing for the Red­bugs and Razorbacks, and most of all, spend­ing time with fam­ily and loved ones. Friends and fam­ily both agree that Kay was the sweet­est, most lov­ing and car­ing per­son you could ever meet with a true heart of gold.

Loved ones left to cher­ish Kay’s blessed mem­ory are: her devoted hus­band of 60 years, Buster Gar­ling­ton of Fordyce: two chil­dren, daugh­ter Lisa Gar­ling­ton Knoedl of Fordyce and son Chris Gar­ling­ton (Donna) of Huntsville; two sis­ters, Bar­bara Holt Hen­der­son of Sher­wood and Linda Holt Holmes (Car­rol) of Fordyce; one brother, Jimmy Holt (Sandi) of Fordyce. She was af­fec­tion­ately known as “Mam­maw” to her grand­chil­dren: her “Sun­shine Girls” Aimee Jones Wal­drep (Kevin) of Fayet­teville and Al­li­son Jones Senn (Tyler) of Prairie Grove, Kristofer Free­land (Ni­cole) of Lit­tle Rock, Laura Free­land Sanchez (Ed­ward)

of Ber­ryville, and Justin Free­land (Jacinda) of Sheri­dan. Kay’s great-grand­chil­dren in­cluded Natalie Wal­drep, Stella and Hadley Free­land, Ed­ward Sanchez, and Lexie, Lanie, and Tren­ton Free­land. She is also sur­vived by a host of lov­ing nieces, neph­ews, cousins, and spe­cial friends. Kay was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Richard and An­nie Mae Holt, and brother Tommy Holt.

Kay would be in awe of the out­pour­ing of love and sup­port shown dur­ing the fi­nal span of her ill­ness, and her fam­ily has been deeply touched by the many acts of kind­ness. The fam­ily will also be for­ever grate­ful to Dr. Hugh A. Nutt, Arkansas Hospice, and the ded­i­cated staff at St. John’s Place for the lov­ing care and com­pas­sion shown to her dur­ing her ill­ness.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Ben­ton Fu­neral Home of Fordyce. A ser­vice cel­e­brat­ing Kay’s won­der­ful life will be held in the sanc­tu­ary of First United Methodist Church in Fordyce on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Phil Smith and Dusty Rhodes officiating. Burial will fol­low at Oak­land Ceme­tery in Fordyce. Me­mo­ri­als may be made to Fordyce First United Methodist Church, 4th and Spring St., Fordyce, Ark. 71742. Ar­range­ments are by Ben­ton Fu­neral Home of Fordyce. To sign the on­line reg­is­ter visit www.ben­ton­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– HEBER SPRINGS — Jewell Dessie Qualls, age 82, of Heber Springs passed away De­cem­ber 7, 2018. Sur­vivors: daugh­ter, Cathy Dianne Bar­nett (Le­muel) and Krys­tal Mul­lens (David); sis­ter, Eve­lyn Mooney­han and Tom­mie Poff. Vis­i­ta­tion: 10 a.m., Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, 2018, to ser­vice time 11 a.m. at Heber Springs Fu­neral Home. On­line Obit­u­ary: www.heber­springs­fu­ner­al­home. com.


HOT SPRINGS — Leg­endary track an­nouncer, Terry Wal­lace, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, earned his Triple Crown on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 af­ter a lengthy ill­ness. A Rosary will be­gin at 2:30 p.m. Mon­day at St Mary’s of the Springs. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will fol­low at 3 p.m. On­line guest­book and con­do­lences are avail­able at www.GrossFuner­

–––––❖––––– JONES­BORO — M. Car­nell Beck, 91, of Jones­boro, for­merly of Searcy, passed away on De­cem­ber 5,

2018. She was born in the Holly

Springs Com­mu­nity of Searcy, to the late Hu­bert and Beu­lah An­drews Grimes on

March 28, 1927.

In her later years Car­nell be­came the care­giver for many of her rel­a­tives. She en­joyed cro­chet­ing, piec­ing quilts, watch­ing the Saint Louis Car­di­nals, and the Arkansas Ra­zor­back Bas­ket­ball team. Car­nell was a mem­ber of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, her hus­band Jer­rel, one grand­son Ryan Mondy, her step­fa­ther Alex Wright, her aunt Mag­no­lia Edwards, her un­cles Gar­land and Ar­ley An­drews. Mrs. Beck is sur­vived by one son Steve Beck (Iris) of Brook­land, Ark., one daugh­ter, An­drea Mondy (Christo­pher) of Pea Ridge, Ark., two grand­chil­dren, Kathryn Til­ley (Aaron) of Brook­land, Ark., Ashtyn Mondy of Pea Ridge, Ark., three great-grand­chil­dren, Cody, Jaime, and Marnie Til­ley of Brook­land, Ark., along with a host of other

fam­ily and friends.

Fu­neral Ser­vice will be on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, 2018 at the Roller-Daniel Fu­neral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with a vis­i­ta­tion one hour prior to ser­vice. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Gum Springs Ceme­tery. On­line Guest­book: www.roller­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– SHAN­NON HILLS — Ruby Dean Johnson, 82, of Shan­non Hills, passed away Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2018. She was born De­cem­ber 7, 1935. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, at Roller-Al­coa Fu­neral Home. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Mt. Olive Ceme­tery. Vis­i­ta­tion will be 6-8 p.m. Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, at the fu­neral home. On­line guest­book: www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes. com/bryant.

–––––❖––––– SHERI­DAN — James Dean Delk, 64, of Sheri­dan, Arkansas, died Fri­day. Sur­vivors: son, Eli Delk; daugh­ter, She­lisa Delk; brother, Andy Miller; sis­ter, San­dra Delk; mother of his chil­dren, Sherry Wheeler; mother-in-law, Oneta Swee­den; six grand­chil­dren; one great-grand­son. A pri­vate ser­vice will be held at a later date. Ar­range­ments by Me­mo­rial Gar­dens Fu­neral Home, Sheri­dan (870) 942-1306. www.memo­ri­al­gar­denssh­eri­

–––––❖––––– THORN­TON — Bev­erly Ann Ford Wil­liams, 69, of Thorn­ton, died Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2018, at her home in Thorn­ton, Arkansas. She was born July 6, 1949, in Sheri­dan, Arkansas.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Dewey Ford and Katye Lamb Ford; and one brother, Roger Ford. She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Randy Wil­liams of Thorn­ton; two sons, Marty (Lind­sey) Smith of Thorn­ton, Chad (Britt) Smith of Thorn­ton; one daugh­ter, Jonna (Cliff) Quar­les of Thorn­ton; three sis­ters, Anita Mat­lock of Phoenix, Ariz., Bi­vian Hale of Pine Bluff, Betty Gerety of Pen­sacola, Fla.; 12 grand­chil­dren and seven great-grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 10 a.m. un­til 11 a.m. at Ben­ton Fu­neral Home in Fordyce. Fu­neral ser­vices will be 11 a.m. at Ben­ton Fu­neral Home with Rev. Brent Mixon officiating. To sign the on­line reg­is­ter visit www.ben­ton­fu­ner­al­

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