STAR CITY — Hilda Marie Calloway Frizzell, 82 of Star City, passed away, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Born December 21, 1929 in Meroney, Ark. (Lincoln County), she was the daughter of the late Ray S. and Ida Maie Majors Calloway. After graduating from Star City High School in 1947, she went on to further her education at the Little Rock School of Business. Upon completing her studies there, she was employed by the USDA Farmer’s Home Administration in Lincoln County.
During that time, she assisted hundreds of local farmers and their families to obtain loans to help further the agricultural farming industry in Southeast Arkansas. Upon 33 years of service, she retired in 1985. Hilda’s greatest joy was loving and caring for her children and grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart. Not only did she love her family, but also touched the lives of many others with encouragement, support and compassion. Her greatest gift in life was simply being Mama, Grandma and Gom.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ben Nelson Frizzell, her brothers; Charles Calloway and Leon Calloway and her sister; Carolyn Calloway.
She is survived by her son; Jay Paul Frizzell (Debby), daughters; Lou Ann Frizzell Fitzgerald (Ralph) and Gina Frizzell Phillips (Terry), all of Star City, grandchildren; Richard Frizzell (Laura), Brittney Frizzell McCaig (Dustin) of Conway, Casey McCoy, Cade Phillips, Cole Phillips and Lance Phillips of Star City, great-grandchildren; Ryan Frizzell, Beau Frizzell, Brendan McCaig and Blake McCaig of Conway and a host of nieces and nephews. She was also survived by her caregivers; Brenda Hamilton and Brittney Holthoff.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Bro. Don Borland will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Drake Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Frizzell, Mark Frizzell, Neil Frizzell, Glen Frizzell, Steve Frizzell, Jeff Frizzell and Brannon West. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.