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Sarah McCrary

October 12, 1947 — June 2, 2018

Sarah McCrary

Sarah Kay (Allen) McCrary of Arkadelphia, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born October 12, 1947 in Bryan Texas to Milford and Wanza Lou (Townley) Allen.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Neil McCrary, son Matthew Allen McCrary and wife Andrea, son Mark Neil McCrary and wife Kristen, grandchildren Michael and Juliana McCrary, Evan, Ella and Cash McCrary, sister Lou Anne Bates and husband Bert, of Spring, Texas, nieces Laura Matthews, Lana Frank, Amy Bates, their children and numerous other family members.

Sarah Kay graduated from Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Texas and received her Bachelor's degree in 1969 from Sam Houston State University. She was awarded the Master's of Arts Degree from Henderson State University in 1990. She taught high school history and english in Texas, served on the counseling staff at Henderson State University and was in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Sarah Kay and husband Bill served in the US Army for 25 years with a variety of assignments overseas and in the United States. They moved to Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1987 and found their home for life.

Sarah Kay's loves of her life were Matthew, Mark, their wonderful spouses and her five grandchildren. She was always looking forward to their time together and was quick with a story about the lives and many activities of each one. She also entered into a strong and enduring bond with the folks of Clark County, Arkansas and in particular the family of faith at First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia. Sarah Kay first became a member FBC in 1952 as her parents served on the faculty of Ouachita Baptist University. After her return to Arkadelphia in 1987 the church family took her in as if she had never left and that relationship grew to one of heartfelt love and gratitude for the many acts of kindness shown to her by others.

Whether she was responding to "MeMaw", GrandMa", "Sarah Kay", or "Mom" she will always be remembered for her quick smile, big hugs, ears to hear, and a "can-do" spirit.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Tuesday evening at the Ruggles - Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Funeral services are 10:00 AM Wednesday June 6, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, with Dr. Lee McGlone and pastor Jimmy Darby officiating.


JUN 5. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home

517 Clay St.

Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71923


JUN 6. 10:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia

701 Pine St

Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71923

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