Pauline (Milligan) Stuart of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born November 3, 1932 in Maulden, Arkansas to Ben Milligan and Alena (Fryar) Milligan. She was 86 years old. Pauline was a lifetime member of Hon Baptist Church in Hon, Arkansas. She served as song leader for many years. She was strong in her faith and loved the Lord.
As a young woman, Pauline met and married the love of her life, J.C. “Red” Stuart. Together they worked hard, made a life in Hon, Arkansas and raised two children they were very proud of. Pauline loved going to the lake, crocheting, quilting and reading Louis Lamar books. She was notorious for her green thumb and being able to grow anything or revive what others couldn’t grow. A lot of people have memories of Pauline during her 35 plus years of working as security guard in what started as Burns Security for Valmac Ind. that eventually became what is known today as Tyson Foods, Waldron. She might have been wearing a uniform of a security guard, but she was always a lady with her hair fixed and doting a crisp, pristine uniform. She had a smile that lit up a room and was a very kind and loving woman.
Pauline leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Debra Hefner and husband Steve of Russellville, Arkansas and one son, Harvey Stuart and wife Linda of Y-City, Arkansas. Grandma will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Anastacia Meredith and fiance Patrick Johnson of Russellville, Arkansas, Anthony Meredith and wife Camillia of Rocky Comfort, Missouri, Lindsay Sliger and husband Chris of Waldron, Arkansas and Hannah Stuart of Y-City, Arkansas as well as her great grandchildren: Katie Strunk, Kymberlee Strunk, Avarie Meredith, Kasey Kincaid and Kylie Sliger. Pauline is also survived by two sisters: Diane Nixon of Van Buren, Arkansas and Jewell Yandell of Plainview, Arkansas, and one sister in law, Lessie Dean Stuart of Hon, Arkansas. Pauline will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, J.C.”Red” Stuart, her parents, Ben and Alena Milligan, four sisters: Ann Watkins, Imo Jean Bentle, Francis Hunt, Janie Isom and one brother, O’Dell Milligan.
Pauline’s life celebration was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Hon Baptist Church in Hon, Arkansas with Rev. Don Nelms officiating. Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery in Hon, Arkanas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Pauline’s pallbearers were Anthony Meredith, Eric Terry, Billy Bentle, Joe Bob Bentle, Michael Hall and Steven Passmore. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Strunk, Jerry Green Travis Yandell, Justin Nichols and Philip Nichols.
Pauline’s visitation was held Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.
You may leave words of comfort and remembrance for Pauline’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.