Mrs. Willis Marie Newbolt, age 92, passed away October 19, 2022, in her home in Mena, Arkansas. She was born February 4, 1930, in Cherry Hill, Arkansas to the late O.J. Foster and Eldred Wimberly Smith.
Mrs. Newbolt was a homemaker by profession, she was known as an excellent cook, who loved serving her family wonderful southern food. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, canning, and needlepoint. She also loved going to church when she was able and was a devoted member of the Board Camp Assembly of God for 60 years. However, above all else she loved visiting with her family.
Mrs. Newbolt is survived by her son, Billy Jim Newbolt and wife Brenda of Lavaca, Arkansas; daughters, Phyllis Heath and husband Donald of Big Fork, Arkansas, Freddie Easley of Mena, Arkansas, Diane Collins of Mena, Arkansas, Carolyn Tilley and husband Wayne of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Matthew Heath, Amanda Andrews, Kelly Dotson, Christy Martin, Misty Martin, Brandy Ellis, James Anderson, David Anderson, Amy Campbell, Chris Anderson, Josh Anderson, Teesa Croft, Brandon Newbolt, and Lisa Pack; 47 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great grandchildren; brother, William E. Smith; sister-in-law, Alida Newbolt; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends too numerous to mention.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jim Newbolt; her beloved companion, Jess Buck; her mother, Eldred Smith; her father, O.J. Foster; stepfather, Earl Smith; grandchild, Dustin Newbolt; great-grandchild, Lacie Morrell; and by her great-great-grandchild, Jasper Croft.
Services for Mrs. Willis Newbolt will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Mena, Arkansas, at 2:00 p.m. Brother Ron Tilley will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment is to follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. There will be a visitation held Friday, October 21, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.
The family would like to thank Elite Home Health, Elite Hospice, and all the caregivers, Glynda Caldwell, JoAnn Griffin, Barbara Gage, and Misty Martin, for their kindness and support.
Pallbearers are Matthew Heath, James Anderson, David Anderson, Brian Dotson, Chris Anderson, Brandon Newbolt, and Gary Croft.
Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Richard Lochala, Dr. David Henderson, Jared Standridge, Jerry Harper, and Bill Martin.
Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
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