Barbara Ann Stillings, 86, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Franklin, Tenn., handed in to Heaven on Xmas Eve, 2020, in Franklin after a lengthy health issues.
Barbara was predeceased by her dad and mom, Rev. Kenneth and Dortha Davey.
Surviving Barbara are Martin, her husband of 67 many years sons, Paul Stillings of Little Rock, Ark., and Tim (Melissa) Stillings of Franklin, Tenn., and daughter, Marsha (Kerry) Hird of Anderson, Ind. Also surviving her are grandchildren Greg (Lauren) Stillings of Rockford, Mich., Kelsi (Bryan) Slann of Struggle Creek, Mich., Marcus (Andrea) Hird of Nashville, Tenn., Haley (Winston) Voigt of Franklin, Tenn., and Nathan (Kristen) Hird of Struggle Creek, Mich. Great-grandchildren are Wiley, McKenna and River Hird, and Claire Stillings. Barbara is also survived by sisters Ginger Williams of Maryville, Tenn., and Bette (Rick) Strombeck of Clermont, Fla., brothers Darrell (Nancy) Davey of Clermont, Fla., and Jon-Mark (Jo) Davey of Deerfield Seaside, Fla. as well as quite a few nieces and nephews who beloved “Aunt Barb.”
In 1977, Barbara opened their property to exchange college student Ana Contreras Postiglione, building a extremely exclusive mom-daughter marriage and household bond that carries on right now.
Barbara helped direct worship companies by serving as organist/pianist for her church, Oaklawn Church of God, for above 50 years. An additional one particular of her passions was her involvement in MADD, serving as president of the Garland County (Ark.) chapter and as an officer in the Arkansas Chapter of MADD. In the late 1980s, Barbara labored as deputy court docket clerk in the Hot Springs Municipal Court and later on managed victim effect panels to give victims of drunk driving crashes a voice in the justice program. She was presented the MADD 2012 Countrywide President’s Award for Felony Justice and Courtroom Checking Volunteerism to honor her operate.
Barbara’s numerous competencies and generosity touched quite a few men and women in Sizzling Springs above the several years. Educated in Ohio as a nurse in the 1950s, she moved to Hot Springs in the early 1960s and became “the temperature woman” on Very hot Springs’ KFOY-Television. Her focus returned to medicine in the late ’60s and she worked with several community physicians to set up their clinical techniques. She structured the Garland County Chapter of the American Association of Health-related Assistants, serving as officers in equally the county and point out chapters. Real Estate Solutions grew to become her enthusiasm in the ’80s, running the Garland County Affiliation of Realtors office, creating the weekly MLS publication. Prior to retiring, she turned a smaller organization proprietor, functioning Gal Friday Secretarial and Answering Provider for lots of a long time.
Barbara was a stunning human being, self-assured, decided and patriotic, and she lived her life with passion, humbly served God and guy, and designed several buddies together the way. Her Christian religion was powerful and she attained her Heavenly reward Christmas Eve, surrounded by her spouse and children.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Dec. 30, 2020, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Household in Franklin, adopted by a loved ones service.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Oaklawn Church of God in Warm Springs, Ark., followed by a quick graveside service at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church, one hour before the company. Spouse and children users will provide as pallbearers.
Thanks to COVID-19, a encounter masking is necessary and social distancing will be practiced.
The family members would like to thank the caregivers at The Fountains of Franklin, The Atrium at Serenity Pointe and Garrett Woods.
Preparations are by Warm Springs Funeral Property.
On-line condolences at http://www.hotspringsfh.com.