Louise Pruitt Withers, 81, of Fountain Hill, died on April 14, 2018.
She graduated as valedictorian of the Fountain Hill High School class of 1954 and was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Withers and her husband of 64 years, Bobby Withers, were inseparable from the 8th grade. She was busy as a young homemaker cooking, sewing, canning and caring for four children while her husband worked shift work. She was a pure soul, content with her life and family. In her later years, Bobby spoiled her rotten. She learned to hunt and talk to the fish that she caught. She loved to sit in the dark, drinking her coffee and waiting for the sunrise. Her sweet spirit will be missed.
Mrs. Withers was preceded in death by her parents, Ancy Ervin and Eva Lansdale Pruitt, and a brother, Norwood Pruitt.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bobby Withers of Fountain Hill; a son, Bryan Withers of Conway; three daughters, Sandra Withers Arnold and husband, Lawrence, of North Little Rock, Karen Beavers and husband, Dennis, of Conway and Glynda Withers of Carlsbad, California; five grandchildren, John Paul Huggins, Taylor Withers, Allison Becker, Rebecca Ledbetter and Melanie Bradshaw; a 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial will be at the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are John Paul Huggins, Taylor Withers, Michael Bradshaw, Chandler Odom, Billy Withers and Jimmy Withers.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.
Visitation will be Tuesday at funeral home chapel one hour prior to the funeral service.