ARKADELPHIA, Ark.— Anna Pauline Curtis, 80, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, passed from this life on November 10, 2012 at the Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Anna was born on August 29, 1932 in El Paso, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Honeycut and was adopted by Roy and Edna Elba ‘Dockray’ Worley when only a baby.
Upon the death of both Roy and Edna, Lois ‘Worley’ Williams daughter of Roy and Edna, and her husband Jude Williams, took her to raise at the age of 6. She grew up in the Sacramento Mountains and attended school at Mayhill, New Mexico elementary then went on to high school in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Jude and Lois moved to Alamogordo when Anna was 17 years old.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for many years and dearly loved all her family. On November 20, 1958, she married Veolan Elmer Curtis in Alamogordo, New Mexico and they resided in Alamogordo, New Mexico until Veolan retired after which they moved from the Alamogordo area and lived several different places. Upon the death of her husband, she was moved to Arkansas where she lived out the rest of her life.
Anna is survived by two daughters; Lois Ann “Kathy” ‘Vick’ Wininger (Terry), Carthage, Mo.; Janet Faye ‘Curtis’ Latham of Del Norte, Colo.; two step-daughters, Minnie Louise ‘Showers’ Honeycutt of Hot Springs, Ark.; Deloris Kay ‘Curtis’ Ward of Mountain Pine, Ark.; and 19 grandchildren, Kellie Jo Chacon, Sherry Ann Martinez (Kasey), Terri Ann Lathem, Micheal Eugene Thelan, step-grandchildren, J.L. Bice (Cassie), Joe Elden Bice (Heather), David Wayne Honeycutt (Dana) Alvina Pearl Jones, Anthony Wayne Tice (Erica), Will Honeycutt, Cassandra, Danielle, Amber, Wanda Fay Cunningham (James) Darrell Ray Showers (Helen), Donna Kay Johnson (Fred) James Allen Showers, Carrie Edna Sanford, Dennis Lee Showers; 53 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edna Worley, her husband, Veolan E. Curtis; one sister, Willie Lois ‘Worley’ Williams; and three brothers, Jimmie, Thomas Orval, and Jack Worley; one step-son, Richard James Showers; four grandchildren, Crystal Ann Thelan, Kenneth Micheal Curtis, Juanitta Louise Honeycutt, Clairce Starr, and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Children’s Homes Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450 PH# (870) 239-4031 FAX# (870) 236-1236.
Visitation will be held at 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Hamilton Odell Funeral Home in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Church of Christ Building in Mayhill, New Mexico
To sign her guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.