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Linda K. Vestal

May 13, 1945 — January 7, 2023


Linda K. Vestal


Linda Vestal, 77, of Fordyce, Arkansas passed away January 7, 2023. Linda was born May 13, 1945 in Truxno, Louisiana to the late Howard Taylor Pyle and Ethel Burnside Pyle of Farmerville, Louisiana.

Linda graduated from high school in Farmerville, Louisiana. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado, AR. Linda was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was a seamstress at Rison Garment Factory, and then as a personal caregiver until retirement. Linda enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafting, reading books, traveling and most of all, playing with her grandchildren.  Linda was an amazing seamstress who sewed beautiful clothing for her family and friends.  She was a huge animal lover and had two fur babies named Rocky and Prince.  

Linda is preceded in death by her former husband, Clarence Wayne Vestal of Strong, Arkansas;  parents, Howard Taylor Pyle and Ethel Burnside Pyle of Farmerville, Louisiana, and brother, Duaine Pyle of Farmerville, Louisiana.

Linda is survived by four children: Randy Dewayne Williams of Louisiana , Huey Wayne Vestal of Fordyce, Deanna Sue Pierce of Okolona, and Albert Shane Vestal of Fordyce;  7 grandchildren: Robyn Celese Parker,  Alisha Juliana Stell, Alan Wayne Vestal, Alyvia Saline Vestal, Sarah Elisabeth Rodden, Donna Leigh Beth Rook, and Cody Lee Ballance; 10 great-grandchildren;  best friend and caregiver,  Jackie Russell Horton of New Edinburg; as well as a host of other family members and friends that will all miss her dearly.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Linda's honor may be made to any local animal shelter.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online Guestbook:


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