Marcheta “Keta” Hayes Mallard, 84, of Star City, passed away May 23, 2022 at East Point Health and Rehab.

She was born January 12, 1938 in Yellville to the late Woodrow W. and Lena Nowlin Hayes.

Keta was a graduate of North Little Rock High School and St. Vincent School of Nursing. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Star City and was retired from St. Vincent Infirmary as a nurse.

Keta was a loving mother, enjoyed her yard, flowers and gardening, and she loved her animals.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Mallard; and a daughter, Paula Danette Mallard.

Survivors include one son, Mark Mallard of Star City; and many extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held Thursday, May, 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Funeral services will be held Friday May 27, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Bro. Russell Hull officiating. Burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Chaz Jones, Mike McMillen, Jeff Ratterree, Jeff Frizzell, Paul Moore, Vic Harper and Robert McGriff. Honorary pallbearer is Peyton Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 300 Washington Street, Star City, AR 71667.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.