Obituary- William Thurman Mahaffey (1943-2020)


William Thurman Mahaffey, better known as Billy, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas with his family by his side. Billy was born June 13, 1943, in Warm Springs, Arkansas to William Thomas Mahaffey and Lola Mae (Hill) Mahaffey. He was 76 years old.

Billy was an outdoor person. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed listening to country music, watching old movies, and he especially loved time with his family.

Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, two daughters: Linda Sue McCleland of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Brenda Lou Mahaffey of Waldron, Arkansas. Poppa Billy will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren:Martin Myers Jr., Celeste Ingle, Clarissa Grimes, Jackie Ingle, Tyler Inge and Jedidiah Carter as well as his great grandchildren: Malachi Allen, Kayla Grimes, Nevaeh Ingle and Leah Grimes. Billy is also survived by his siblings: Floraine Valentine, Wilma Butler and Elaine Mahaffey. William will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews and extended family he loved dearly.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lola Mae Mahaffey and two brothers: Lowell Mahaffey and James Mahaffey.

Billy’s memorial life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Bobby White officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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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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