Helen Louise Clanton Furgerson Obituary:
Funeral Date: 1/15/2016
Helen Louise Clanton Furgerson, age 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Tuesday January 12, at Hospice Home Care, in Little Rock. She was born September 9, 1929 at home on their farm in lower Bradley County in the Eagle Lake Crossroads area a daughter of the late Joseph C. Clanton and Reba Adelaine Nutt Clanton. She received her education in the Vick and Ingalls school systems and was a honor graduate of the Ingalls school. She was a graduate of the Draughon School of Business. She was a Baptist. She Married Billy Raymond Furgerson on May 23, 1953 at Warren, Ark. and he died October 23, 1989. Surviving are 2 sons Billy Carroll Furgerson and spouse Cindy and Jimmy Raymond Furgerson all of Little Rock, Arkansas; 1 daughter Donna Sue Furgerson, Little Rock, Ark; 2 brothers Gerald Clanton and spouse Gloria, St Louis, Mo and Daniel Clanton and partner Michael Swartz, Little Rock, Ark; 2 sisters Elizabeth Smith and spouse Foster and Shirley Ruth Clanton all of Warren, Ark; a sister in law Ora King Clanton, Warren, Arkansas; 1 grandchild Amber Furgerson Yates and spouse John; 1 great grandchild Anna Grace Yates. She was also preceded in death by a brother Wayne Clanton. Helen was a loving mother and wife. She raised 3 children that loved her dearly. Helenís favorite outdoor activity was to garden. You would often see her in the spring with her big brimmed straw hat digging in the dirt and planting colorful flowers and wonderful vegetables especially okra and peas. She was a great cook and the family is especially grateful that she taught her daughter, Donna how to make cornbread dressing. Helen, Donna and Amber loved to travel together around the country and abroad. This created a special bond between the trio and created many memories for them. Helen was so excited to have a great grandchild, Anna Grace. Helen was an avid reader and could devour a book. She held high honors scholastically but remained a humble individual whose first love was her family. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday January 15, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Tim Williams officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mark Clanton, David Clanton, Jeff Smith, Greg Mann, Steve Elkins, Riley Furgerson and John Yates. Honorary pallbearer was Phillip Smith. Memorials preferred to the Pulaski County Humane Society, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210. Phone # 501 227 6166.
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