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Obituary: Barbara Williams

Mrs. Barbara Louise (Heath) Williams of Newport, Arkansas departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the age of 80.

She was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Ash Flat, the daughter of F.W. Heath and Norma Ailey Byrd.

Mrs. Williams graduated from Newport High School in 1957. Mrs. Williams had worked for Frank Rogers Company. She was a member of the Holden Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Williams enjoyed gardening, taking care of animals, shopping and decorating for the holidays. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Dean Williams; her parents; two brothers, JW Heath and Franklin (Frog) Heath; and three sisters. Mrs. Williams is survived by one brother, Kenneth Heath of Searcy; three sisters, Beatrice Tulledge of Indiana, Katherine Williams of Poplar Bluff, and Linda Brinsfield of Newport; several nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends. Private services were held.

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