Audis Louise Gwaltney age 93, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born in July 26, 1925 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Carl Walter Hilton and the late Eva Maggard Hilton. Audis was loving and dedicated to her family. Above all she loved and served God with her heart and soul. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting was her favorite hobby. She was a kind mother and a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Audis will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sons: Wendell Kent Gwaltney of Wharton, Texas and Perry Faron Gwaltney of Conway, Arkansas

Daughters: Phyllis LaVerne Rose of Conway, Arkansas and Cheryl Kay Gwaltney of Smithville, Oklahoma

Daughter-in-law: Barbra Bush of McAllister, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Shelley Ebmeyer and husband Michael of Conway, Arkansas, Corey Rose and wife Desha of Conway, Arkansas, Della Holt and husband Greg of Meeker, Oklahoma, Ryan Batchelor and wife April of Octavia, Oklahoma, Mandy Copelen and husband Shawn of Krebs, Oklahoma
Dustin Gwaltney and wife Patricia of Midwest City, Oklahoma
Sister: Helen Mae Brown of Newcastle, Oklahoma

Sister (in-law): Doris Hilton of Jacksonville, Missouri

Special friend Charlotte Littrel, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Eva Hilton, husband Paul Gwaltney, a son Gaylen Gwaltney, brothers Desmond Hilton and CJ Hilton, and sisters Gladys Capehart “Dean” and Okla Kirkpatrick.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in the Octavia Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be two hours prior to service at Octavia Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Corey Rose, Ryan Batchelor, Dustin Gwaltney, Tanner Rose, Michael Ebmeyer, Eric Ebmeyer, Alex Ebmeyer, and Kevin Stiles.
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3-6-19 2:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG 


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