Born 7-23-1935 -- Died 3-22-2005
Mary Lou Williams, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 22, 2005, in Evening Shade, Ark.
Born July 23, 1935, in Myron, Ark., she was the daughter of Thomas Owen Tadlock and Mahala Hamilton Tadlock. She married Wilborn Ray Williams Jan. 23, 1954, in Myron. She moved with her family to St. Louis and lived there for approximately 30 years before returning to Arkansas in 1987.
She worked for General Electric in St. Louis for many years. After moving back to Arkansas, she and her husband worked on their farm. She was a member of Myron Community Church.
Survivors include two daughters -- Anita and Larry Owens of Hardy, Ark., and Brenda and Kenny Parker of St. Charles, Mo.; two sons -- Darrel and Laura Williams and Dennis and Christi Williams of Myron; eight grandchildren -- Dawn and Dustin Trivitt of Ash Flat, Dana and Mitch Lindley of Hardy, Kenny and Melissa Parker of St. Charles, Mo., John Michael Kelley of Hardy and his fiancee, Rachel Sterling of Mendota, Ill., Melanie Parker of St. Charles, Logan Williams, Murphy Williams and Dakota Williams, all of Myron; a great-grandchild, Ashley Kelley of Hardy; a step granddaughter, Heather Owens of Mammoth Spring; and a step-great-grandson, Logan Phipps of Chicago; three sisters -- Imogene Sterling of Flint, Mich., Barbara Stone of Gassville, Ark., and Tressie Farris of Violet Hill; and a brother, Roy Tadlock of Blue Springs, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Owen and Mahala Tadlock.
The funeral was March 26 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with the Rev. Tim Turner and the Rev. Tom Rhoads officiating. Burial followed in Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.