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Mary Caruthers

November 13, 1927 — November 15, 2021

Mary Caruthers

Mary A. Caruthers age 94, of Alpine passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 in Arkadelphia. She was born November 13, 1927 one of nine children to Willis and Delsie Jones Howell. Mary was a member of Amity First Baptist Church.

Mary attended Beauty School when she was in her forties and was a beauty operator for several years. She worked for Sutton Lumber Company until she was in her seventies. She learned to drive while she was in her fifties when her husband was not able to do so. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and working in the yard. Mary sewed and made clothing for her family. She assisted her husband in building and renovating their home.

She was preceded in death her husband of seventy-three years, Virgal Caruthers on July 19, 2017; her son, Wayne Caruthers; her grandson, Christopher Wayne Fagan; three brothers, Horace, Fay Dean and Dewey Howell and one sister, Thelma Wilson.

Survivors are one daughter, Pauline and husband, Thomas Fagan of Alpine; one brother, Wick Howell of Glenwood; three sisters, Sue and husband, Herbert Watts of Hot Springs, Mamie and husband, Bennie Fite of Arkadelphia and Dorothy Cato of Arkadelphia; three grandchildren, Tonya of Colorado, Shannon and husband, Barry McCracken of Oklahoma and Steven and wife, Crystal Caruthers of Norman, Oklahoma; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany and Braxton Fagan, Estalie, Brody and Mirimonti Barnes, Oakley and Zorah Caruthers.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, November 17 th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, November 18 th at Amity First Baptist Church with Bro. Johnny McAnally and Bro. Carl Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Alpine Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alpine Cemetery Fund P. O. Box 262 Amity, AR. 71921 or to Amity First Baptist Church P. O. Box 168 Amity, AR. 71921.

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Past Services


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home

517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Starts at 10:00am

Amity First Baptist Church


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