Obituary- Mary Lou (Stafford) Walters (1928 – 2020)


Mary Lou Walters, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, peacefully passed away August 25, 2020, at the age of 91 in Hillsboro, Oregon. She was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Heavener, Oklahoma to Joseph and Zella Stafford.

Lou loved to quilt, knit, crochet and read. She also loved to share her faith with family, friends and even strangers. For many years she worked as a grocery checker, phlebotomist, and she worked in the library in Waldron, AR. But her main love of work was as a pastor for Sonshine Fellowship in Parks, AR.

Lou leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Howard Powell; daughters and spouses, Donna and Ron Hellman, Terri and Roger Thompson; sons and spouses, Mark and Bonnie Walters, Craig and Vicki Walters; daughter-in-law, Mary J. Walters; 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Lou will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of friends and loved ones dear to her heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Walters in 1999, her son, Charles H. Walters and her brother, Arlin Stafford.

Lou’s graveside life celebration will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek Arkansas with Rev. Grady Parker officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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