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Lucretia "DiAnn" Southworth-Galloway

July 14, 1949 — March 4, 2024

North Little Rock


Lucretia "DiAnn" Southworth-Galloway, known for her high spirit and compassionate heart departed on March 4th, 2024, with her family surrounding her. DiAnn was born on July 14th, 1949, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to her loving parents, Eugene Southworth and Mary Evelyn (Fooks) Brown, who preceded her in death. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and laughter that will forever resonate in the hearts of those who knew her.
 
 DiAnn retired from the Arkansas Department of Transportation Highway Police Department after over fifteen dedicated years of service where she helped long haul truckers navigate the highways of Arkansas. Her passion for helping others extended after retirement when she worked for the American Red Cross encouraging others to donate blood.


 One of DiAnn's greatest joys in life was spending quality time with her family and friends. She often traveled to Texas or Missouri to visit family and friends. She had a special fondness for children in her family and outside of her family.  She would take care of them as if they were her own and enjoyed watching them grow. She never missed a baby shower, birth, or birthday.
 
 In her leisure time, DiAnn pursued various hobbies that brought her immense joy. From sewing to cooking, gardening to photography, she found solace and delight in these creative outlets. Nature held a special place in DiAnn's heart, with butterflies, hummingbirds, fall leaves, and flowers captivating her attention. She was fond of “working in her yard”, tending to her plants and flowers, and sitting on her porch enjoying the day.  Her adventurous spirit also led her to explore the beauty of National Parks with her cousins and indulge in the thrill of testing her luck at the casino with her sisters and mother.
 
 Those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with DiAnn would attest to her exceptional sense of humor, love of music, concerts, and dancing, love of family, and willingness to help if she was needed. She, especially, loved watching Kansas City Chiefs and Arkansas Razorback football. You could always count on her to know the score.

 DiAnn will be deeply missed by her son Keith Powell (Cheryl) of Alexander, Arkansas; daughter Patre Williams (David Craig) of North Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters Tina Benton (Bob) of Benton, Arkansas and Kathy Norwood (Dicky) of Buckville, Arkansas; brother Ricky Southworth (Willette) of Glen Rose, Arkansas; along with a host of family members and friends who held a special place in DiAnn's heart.

A visitation to honor DiAnn's life will take place on March 8th, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home in Benton. A graveside service will follow on March 9th at Bolin Cemetery in Paron at 1:00 PM.
 
 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made the Arkansas Food Bank, https://arkansasfoodbank.org/support/donate-funds/, the American Red Cross, https://www.redcross.org/donations, or by planting a tree (see link on her online memorial page).
 
 As we bid farewell to DiAnn in this earthly realm, may we carry forward the light she bestowed upon us through acts of kindness and love towards one another. Though she may no longer be by our side, her spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear.
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Visitation

Friday, March 8, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Benton

322 N Market Street, Benton, AR 72015

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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