Dorothy Ann Willingham

Dorothy Ann Willingham

Dorothy Ann Willingham, 77, of Dermott, passed away on June 28, 2018 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a 1959 graduate of Dermott High School, a member of Red Hat Society, the Dermott Chamber of Commerce and class reunion coordinator for many years. She loved to travel, loved Elvis Presley, and dearly loved working at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service, always made every family feel special. She loved people and she never met a stranger. She loved her family and adored all of her nieces and nephews. She was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church.

Mrs. Willingham was born on December 31, 1940 in Dermott and was the daughter of Dorothy Marie Brewster Davis and the late Doyle “Red” Davis.

Other than her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Willingham.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Davis of Monticello; sisters, Sue Britton of Dermott and Vicky Smith of Monticello; brother-in-law, William “Bill” (Lucy) Willingham of Eupora, Mississippi; nieces, Anna (Rick) Jones of Monticello, Amy (Brent) Smith of Dermott, and Patricia (Mike) Anderson of Eupora, Mississippi; nephews, Davis Smith of McGehee, Clay (Tracie) Willingham of Eupora, Mississippi and Jason (Elizabeth) Britton of Warren; great-nieces, Laken Britton of Monticello, Lauren (Chris) Langford of Eupora, Mississippi; great-nephews, Alan (Nadia) Jones of Oklahoma, Aaron (Sarah) Jones of Crossett, Davis Smith II of McGehee, Levi Smith of Dermott, Chris (Haily) Anderson of Eupora, Mississippi and Ben (Pressly) Anderson of Eupora, Mississippi; great great-nieces, Kate Langford, Grace Langford and Lilli Anderson; great great-nephews, Jack Langford, Grant Langford and Troy Anderson.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 1 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at Bellaire Baptist Church in Dermott with Rev. Kenny Culpepper officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Rye.


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