Della Baugh


REDFIELD — Della Fae Shoptaw Baugh, 88, of Redfield passed away December 25th, 2013 at Hospice Inpatient Center in Little Rock.

Born June 6, 1925, in Grant County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late William Lee and Ruby Lee King Shoptaw. She was a lifelong resident of Redfield, attending Redfield High School.

In November of 1941, she married Franklin Pierce Baugh. They spent the next 59 years, sharing love, life and memories, until his death in 2000. Mrs. Baugh was a homemaker, dedicating her time to her children and family.

She was an active member of the Redfield community most all of her life, she helped promote anything in the area that enriched the lives of the youth of Redfield. She and her husband donated the land that is now the Redfield City Park and Ball Fields. In 1959, she and her husband were instrumental in the organization of a Boy Scout Troop in Redfield.

Mrs. Baugh was a life member of the Redfield Athletic Association. She was also active with her husband in the American Legion; she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

She was a faithful Christian woman, and a dedicated and active member of Redfield Missionary Baptist Church, until her health would no longer allow it. She taught Sunday School for over twenty years and was active with the BYPTC in her younger years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin Baugh; three brothers, Willis Franklin, John “Lossy” and Nathan Shoptaw; and five sisters, Annie Hodge, Cannie Moring, Dora Wells, Cora Millirons, and Ara Lee Burks.

Mrs. Baugh is survived by two sons, Franklin F. Baugh, of Cabot and Eddie L. Baugh, of Jefferson; a daughter Donna K. Baugh Stewart, of Redfield; seven grandchildren, Charles Baugh and Sharon Ray, of Cabot, Michael Baugh, of Jefferson, Kevin Baugh, Scott Stewart and Tracy Liles, of Redfield and Toby Drye of Benton; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son, with Reverend Micah Deaton officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown, Ark. The family will receive friends Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s. Friends may sign the online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.

Memorials may be made to Redfield Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 25, Redfield, Arkansas 72132.