Lavon Lloyd Vaden, 87, of Hamburg, died March 12, 2014 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Vaden was a native of Drew County and a resident of Hamburg for the past 55 years.
She graduated from Arkansas A&M at Monticello and was a school teacher for 43 years. She started teaching at the Carpenter School in Drew County when she was 17 years old and taught at Jerome Elementary, Dermott Elementary and later at Hamburg Elementary.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and an active member of the First Baptist Church having served on the flower and hospitality committees. She loved cooking, gardening, reading, cooking for other people, embroidery, playing Bunco and spending time with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Callie LaGrone Lloyd; seven brothers, Arthur Lee Lloyd, Jr., Erastus , Quinton, Bobby, Arlon, John Thomas and Weldon Lloyd; and one sister, Sissy Boykin
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roy Walker Vaden of Hamburg; a son, Tim Vaden and wife, Julie, of Crossett; two sisters, Martha Chapman of Hamburg and Carolyn Beckham of Palatka, Fla. and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held March 15 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating.
Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Richard Lloyd, Rodney Chapman, Patrick Chapman, Danny Lloyd, Mike Lloyd and Bradley Murphy.
Visitation will be March 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to:
Prairie Grove Cemetery
c/o Clifford Bowden
905 Goose Hollow Road
Fountain Hill, AR 71642.