Dorothy Walmsley


MONTICELLO — Dorothy Lee Hudson Walmsley, age 78, of Monticello passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ark.

She was a homemaker, a Southern Baptist and was born October 1, 1935, in the Mississippi Enterprise community to the late James Arthur Hudson and Winnie Scott Hudson.

She was a member of the Drew County Extension Homemakers Club and the “Country Chicks” ladies group. Dorothy was a former Stanley Home Products and Avon distributor, an avid bowler and oil painter. Another passion of hers was gardening where she loved growing beautiful roses.

She was also quite an athlete and competed in women’s league softball and basketball where she excelled. Dorothy was an avid hunter and fisherman, not to mention an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim S. Walmsley; a son, Ernest Steve Walmsley and a grandson, Benjamin Thomas. Survivors include two sons, Arthur Lee Walmsley of Stuttgart and William Daniel Walmsley and wife, Renae of Dowell, IL; two daughters, Sandra Stanley and husband, Jim of Vilonia and Chaplain Winnie June Walmsley LT, CHC, USN (Ret) of Ladelle; one brother, Lloyd Hudson; two sisters, Vivian Wright and Carolyn Hudson; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kensett Cemetery in Kensett, Ark. at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.