Michael Roy Adams, age 62 of Avilla, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, July 20, 2015, with his loving family at his side.
He was born on December 17, 1952 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Dora Erhard Adams and the late Clarence Howard Adams.
The Means and Noble families have been a part of this local area for well over 150 years and included several doctors, judges, and lawyers in Hot Spring County and Arkansas. Abbott was educated in the Malvern Public Schools, graduating in the Class of 1922. She is survived by one grandson, Mark Abbott of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; by one granddaughter, Susan Reid of Dickinson, Texas; by five great-grandchildren, Lauren and Alan Abbott, and Valerie, Lauren, and Katelyn Reid; and by several nieces and nephews, including Virginia Abbott Robertson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Funk Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from five until seven o’clock. We are concerned for the privacy of our client families and want you to know that your message to them is secure. She was born in Saline County on June 22, 1921 to the late F. Adams, to whom she was married on October 2, 1937 in Malvern. She is survived by her daughters, Gail Adams Simmons (the late Bill Simmons), and Sherri Adams Hollingsworth (Ed), all of Malvern; grandchildren, Dana Hill (Lloyd), Jackie Beck (Stanley), Charlie Hollingsworth (Sarah), Mike Hollingsworth (Katie), and Jason Hollingsworth (Kelsey); 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Jerry Wilson of Longview, Texas, her dear friends Pat Simmons and Pearl Darrow Rogers, and many nieces and nephews.
She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Malvern Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Abbott was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Willis Ralph Abbott, Sr.; by one son, Willis Ralph Abbott, Jr.; by one daughter, Sue Abbott Uhlhorn; by one sister, Ruth White; by four brothers, William, Ben, H. Graveside services will be held at eleven o’clock Thursday morning, September 6, 2007 in Oak Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Carl Mc Cormack officiating. Eunice was also preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Greer Adams; brothers, Wilburn and Alfred Greer; sisters, Constance Reynolds, Freda Stiles, and Annie Darby; and dear friend Louise Bailey.
Ray Bollen and staff, and Baptist Home Health workers Brenda, Wanda, and Kevin. Both sides of her family were pioneers in Hot Spring County, some settling here prior to Arkansas’ statehood.
The family will be at 518 East Sullenberger Avenue in Malvern. Reared and educated in Malvern, she retired after 55 years as a retail clerk, having worked at West Department Store and Walmart.
Her funeral will be two o’clock Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014 in the chapel of J. Funk Funeral Home with Bryan Braswell, Edgar Simmons, Ed Hollingsworth, and Pat Greer speaking. Pallbearers are: Charlie, Mike and Jason Hollingsworth, Dan Gilliam, Billy Beck, Adam Roberts, Reed Roberts, and Warren Spillman.
Special thanks go to Pat Trammell, her care giver, Dr. She was born in the Big Creek Community near Malvern on December 31, 1923 to the late Gordon and Louisa Staggs Cunningham.
He graduated high school at Central High in Little Rock.
He retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 27 years as conductor.