Mary Walls, 74, passed from this life on Tuesday October 24th in Greenbrier. She was born December 1, 1942 in Alread to James Henry and Florence Ramey Bellinger, the second of five children. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Walls, her parents, her grandparents Ernest and Ina Ramey, and Walter and Victoria Bellinger. Most of her childhood years were spent on a mountaintop farm here in Van Buren County and she attended Clinton schools. She left the farm at age 16 to marry Lowell McClendon, moved to Little Rock, and had one son, Leslie. She worked at various jobs through the years, mostly in the insurance claims field for Farm Bureau and Blue Cross. The last 10 years were at Indian Rock Village as director of assisted living where she nurtured the residents with much love and compassion. Mary met and married the love of her life and best friend Jim Walls in 1989 and they had 25 happy years together until his passing in January 2015. They both loved their dogs, fishing in the lake, and planting flower gardens with a yard always full of beautiful blooms. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter and made many quilts for gifts.
Mary is survived by her son Leslie McClendon (Angie) of Hemphill TX, 3 granddaughters Carrie Masters, Victoria Fitzgerald and Valerie Fitzgerald; ,and 4 great-grandchildren Dylan, Madison, Patty and Josi. Other survivors are all four siblings; three brothers - James Bellinger of Bauxite, Ray Bellinger of Myrtle Beach SC, Jerald Bellinger of Corpus Christi TX; and one sister, Alma Wallace of Clinton; plus a host of nieces/nephews/cousins and other family members and friends. Mary had a heart of gold and loved her big extended family very much, and will be greatly missed. Cremation services are by Clinton Funeral Service with a memorial service to be held at 11:00 am Saturday October 28, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kindred Hospice in Conway or charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. To sign Mary Wall's Book of Memories, please go to www.clintonfuneralservice.com.