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Mary "Frances" Williams

November 11, 1932 — November 5, 2022



Mary “Frances” Williams, a devoted homemaker and mother, a woman who loved well and was well loved, gained her wings at the age of 89 early Saturday morning, November 5, 2022, on her late mother, Perry Lou’s birthday.  What a wonderful reunion that must have been in heaven.

Frances was the third of four children, born November 11, 1932 to Floyd and Perry Lou Wallace in Paron, Arkansas.  She is preceded in death by her parents and two of her siblings:  Johnnie and James “Dub” Wallace, and her daughter, Mary Ann Gardner. 

She is survived by her sister, Betty (Bill) Abbott of Benton, Arkansas; three daughters:  Patricia Williams and Julie Williams both of Paron, Arkansas and Alice (Charlie) Rogers of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; three sons:  Dwight Williams of Benton, Arkansas, James Williams and Gerald Williams both of Paron, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and her little dog, Cupcake aka “Cuppie”.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 10 at Fowler Cemetery in Paron, Arkansas with visitation from 10:00-10:30 AM and funeral following at 10:30 AM.  Assisting as pallbearers are Jesse Reising, Stetson Reising, Robert Purifoy, Sr., Jerry Moore, Jason Martin, John Martin, Wesley Martin, and Parker Nally.  Honorary pallbearer is Bill Abbott. 

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  Online guestbook:



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