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1940 Sarah 2019

Sarah Defroe

June 20, 1940 — February 15, 2019

Sarah Defroe was born into this life on June 20, 1940 in Arkadelphia to the union of Perky and Mary E. Harris Defroe. She grew up in Malvern, Arkansas was a graduate of Wilson High School in Malvern, Arkansas. 

In 1973, she moved to Arkadelphia and was one of the first tenants to move into the newly built Ross Apartments. She was a no non-sense lady who didn’t tarry in others affairs. At Ross she was known as the “Candy Lady”. She sold drinks, candy and snacks to the kids and at times gave as much as she sold. 

Sarah loved to cook and that was evidenced in her 40 years of cooking at the old Caddo Valley Truck Stop. She could cook anything and served many meals to truckers and families traveling through Arkadelphia. 

She enjoyed going to the casino; and she loved listening to the blues. She moved to Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation in 2015. It was there that she won the hearts of administration and staff with her witty personality and tough, but loving personality.

On Friday, February 15, 2019 she passed from this life. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings and her daughter, Sharon Adams.

Her memories will live on in the hearts of her caregiver and cousin who she loved like a son, Johnny Smith of Gurdon, AR; two grandsons, Damien Defroe and Daniel Adams both of Hot Springs, AR; four great-grandchildren, Kiiara, Malaya, Devante and Damien, Jr. She also leaves a bonus daughter, Katrina Simpson, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and the Twin Rivers Health and Rehab Center family. 

An hour of remembrance will be shared at 11:00am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home. Rev. James H. Giles, Sr., officiating. Interment will be at Perla Cemetery in Malvern, Arkansas.

Honorary pallbearers will be the residents, administration and staff of Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center.   

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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