Diane Martindale, 69, of Star City, passed away on May 29, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

She was a Baptist and a CNA in private home care. She loved to fish, tend to her flowers beds, loved hummingbirds and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was born on August 3, 1949 in Tamo to the late Marvin E. and Frances Grisham Avant.

Also preceding her in death were a son, James Kelly Gale; daughter, Tonya Avant; brother, Marvin C. Avant, Sr. and a sister, Georgie Barnett.

Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Dickey of Monticello; brother, Robert Avant of Star City; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and her loving and faithful dog, Bell.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.