Sara McCormick

Sara McCormick, 83, of Crossett, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and a graduate of the Arkansas State Teacher’s College (UCA), where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Mrs. McCormick met and married the love of her life in 1954 and the two moved to Crossett in 1963, where she continued her 36-year teaching career teaching first grade and later sixth. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, playing the piano, working in her flower garden, painting, sewing and doing various other arts and crafts. She was witty and didn’t speak a whole lot, but when she did, what she said was always worth listening too. She adored her granddaughters and great granddaughters and her dogs, Tiger, Lily and Brodie.

Mrs. McCormick was born at Centerville, Arkansas on June 8, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Roy and Verna McKenzie Eidson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Kitty Miles, Berneice Thompson, Nora Lee Dodson, Polly McDaniel, Virginia Kraig, Elsa Rea Maxey, Hilda Gill; and three brothers, Harold Eidson, Lafayette Eidson, and Egbert Eidson.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Robert “Jim Bob” McCormick of Crossett; one daughter, Carmen M. Hottinger of Jonesboro; two granddaughters, Heather Elizabeth Hottinger of Dallas, TX and Savannah Elyse Hottinger of Jonesboro; two great grandchildren, Anabeth Marie and Piper Lei; and one sister, Irene Henry and husband E.R. of Dumas.

Visitation is January 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR.

A funeral service will be on January 9 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Crossett, 701 Main St., with Pastor Jamie Staley officiating followed by an interment at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Richardson, Jack Allen, Jim Knighton, Keith Medders, Scott McCormick, Gary Johnson, Billy Lafoon and Gayle Deal. Honorary Pallbearers will be the “Joyful Seekers” and Mr. Phil Gilmore’s Sunday School class.