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Obituary – Louise Newberry (1935-2021)

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Louise Newberry of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, September 20th, 2021, in Waldron. She was 86 years old. Louise was born June 2nd, 1935, in Waldron to Leo and Mary Van De Wiele.

For those of us who knew Louise, we knew that Christ came first. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Louise dearly loved her family, church family, and her many, many friends. Cooking was her delight! She was always the first one there with comfort food and a kind word for anyone in need. She was the backbone of her family, and she will be sorely missed. 

During the last few months of her life, Louise’s care was lovingly provided by Kindred Hospice and Waldron Nursing and Rehab. Kindness, respect, and the ultimate care she received are cherished. 

Louise worked for Waldron Public Schools in roles of teacher’s aide and Waldron Elementary School secretary for 27 years. She loved all her “kids” at school and knew them by name. She was known to her school family as mother, secretary, nurse, and most importantly as a friend to all. With her husband Frankie, Louise owned and operated several businesses, primarily the Cypress Barn and Lodge. 

Louise leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Cindy Nelson (Rusty), Cathy Keener (Brent) of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by five grandchildren Frankie Faires, Justin Keener, Kandi Nelson, Lacey Boykin, and Nikki Perkins along with 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Frankie Newberry, her parents Leo and Mary Van De Wiele, her siblings Madeline Harvey, Charlie Van De Wiele, Mary Carlson, Raymond Van De Wiele, Glenn Van De Wiele, and Albert Van De Wiele, two infant sisters and two infant brothers.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation is Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, and funeral services are Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at the Pavilion at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. All services will be led by Louise’s pastor, Brother John Elmore of Haw Creek Baptist Church.

Louise’s pallbearers will be Todd Van De Wiele, J. D. Newberry, Paul Atchley, Justin Keener, Travis Plummer, and Trey Plummer.

For those who want to attend the service but can not be in attendance, the funeral service will be live-streamed on our website.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louise Newberry, please visit our floral store.

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