Mildred McGinnis


Mildred Wallis Wallick McGinnis entered this world, March 9th, 1936 in Emerson, AR. She departed this life, June 1st, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR; at the age of 78.

Born the youngest of four children, she was raised in Drew County, AR, just south of Monticello. She attended Drew Central Schools, where she graduated valedictorian in1954. She continued to further her education by enrolling in Arkansas A&M College (currently the University of Arkansas at Monticello) where she attended classes, before moving with her husband in support of his educational pursuits.

During her lifetime, Mildred bore and raised three children, served in the employment of Monticello Medical Clinic, volunteered with numerous charitable organizations, and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Odessa Wallis; two brothers, James and Eugene Wallis; and her first husband, Dr. Paul Wallick. She is survived by her current husband, Mike McGinnis of Monticello, AR; one brother, Elray, also of Monticello; two sons, Paul Wallick, Jr. with wife Tammy, of Monticello, and Brian Wallick with wife Cindy, of Little Rock, Ark. ; and one daughter, Sherri Witcher with husband Dwight, of Selma, Ark. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren; Justin Witcher with wife Callie of Monticello, and Kristi Ferguson with husband Brian, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and also one great grandchild.

Defined by her compassionate personality, as well as her gentle and loving nature; Mildred will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by her family and many friends.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Monticello by Rev. Dennis Spence and Rev. Jerry Tompkins with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 317 S. Main Monticello, AR 71655 or the charity of your choice. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.