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Franes Ivey

November 11, 1924 — April 1, 2016

Mrs. Frances Lucille Ivey (Heigle) died peacefully on April 1st, 2016 in Cabot, AR at the age of 91.

The sunrise of her life began on November 11, 1924, in Tumbling Shoals, AR when she was born to Tom and Annie Heigle. She married Arnold Ivey in 1941, and over the first fifteen years welcomed five children into their home. She was married for 61 years, and her children remember her as a kind and gentle mother who encouraged them with love.  Her grandchildren remember her selflessness, her loving hands, and her positive spirit.

Frances is survived by her children James (Elena) Ivey, Mary (Hershel) Howard, Larry (Linda) Ivey, and Kathy Geones, and her daughter-in-law Bea Ivey.  She was also loved by her 18 grandchildren:  Miriam Morris, Sandy (Allen) Peirce, Jimmy Thomas, Tina (Tetsuo) Douglas, Lance Ivey, Gary Lee Ivey, Randy (Penny) Howard, Janey (Jim) Jenkins, Karen (Shawn) Bryan, Tracy (John David) Buffalo, Cameron (Jel) Ivey, Brian Ivey, Brad (Pepper) Ivey, Jeremy, Melissa (David) Boone, Kari Castleberry, Brett Smith, and Jay Brewer.  She was also blessed with 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild (on the way).  She holds dear her surviving siblings: Lois Ivey, Arvil Heigle, James (Reta) Heigle, Annalee Jameson, and Mary Connor.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold, and her beloved son, Lloyd; her brothers, Johnny, Alvie, and Henry Heigle; and her sisters Madeline Scott, Melba Eastland, and Celia Bishop.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6 th at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.  The family will receive friends 9:30-11:00 AM before the service with interment following at Lonoke Cemetery.  Online guestbook,

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