Obituary – Ledora (Wagner) Martindale (1930 – 2021)


Ledora (Wagner) Martindale of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday May 25, 2021 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ledora was born August 8, 1930 to Walter D. and Trulie (Sparks) Wagner in Waldron, Arkansas.

Ledora married the love of her life Ercle Brown August 5, 1946 at the age of 16.
She could always be found in the kitchen cooking up a good meal for her family.  She love to go to yard sales and work in her flower beds. She attended the Packsaddle Church and grew up in the Friendship Pentecostal Church.  She loved her family with all her heart and loved spending time with all her grandchildren.

Ledora leaves behind to cherish her memory, 3 daughters: Ella McCullah (Odean) of Mulberry, Arkansas, Dorothy Moore of Waldron, Arkansas, and Ladonna Nix (Rod) of Bates, Arkansas, two sons; Johnny Brown (Debra) of Waldron, Arkansas and Larry Brown of Waldron, Arkansas, three children by heart, Tina Brewer, Dub Black and Ricky Don Black all of Waldron, Arkanas, two sisters; Anna Reynolds of Waldron, Arkansas and Leverda McCafferty of Charleston, Arkansas, 4 brothers; Carl Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, Mondale Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, Verdell Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, and Donnie Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will remain in the hearts of her 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Ledora will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones. 

Ledora was preceded in death by her parents, Walter D. and Trulie (Sparks) Wagner, her husband Ercle Brown, and husband, Odell Martindale, two sons; Alford Brown and Daniel Brown and one grandson Nathan Brown and one brother, Archie Wagner. 

Ledora’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday May 28, 2021 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Donnie Wagner and Rev. Jeff Wilkerson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

Ledora’s pallbearers will be grandson: Jackie Moore, Shane Brown, Heath Owens, David Moore, Mickey Brown, Bobby Brown, Lyndell Brown and Brandon Brown.  Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Ledora’s visitation will be Thursday May 27, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Ledora’s family will receive family and friends.

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