Dorothy Lee Hudson Walmsley

Dorothy Lee Hudson Walmsley, 78, of Monticello passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was a homemaker, a Southern Baptist and was born October 1, 1935, in the Mississippi Enterprise community to the late James Arthur Hudson and Winnie Scott Hudson.

She was a member of the Drew County Extension Homemakers Club and the “Country Chicks” ladies group. Dorothy was a former Stanley Home Products and Avon distributor, an avid bowler and oil painter. Another passion of hers was gardening where she loved growing beautiful roses. She was also quite an athlete and competed in women’s league softball and basketball where she excelled. Dorothy was an avid hunter and fisherman, not to mention an avid Arkansas Razorback fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim S. Walmsley; a son, Ernest Steve Walmsley; and a grandson, Benjamin Thomas.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur Lee Walmsley, of Stuttgart, and William Daniel Walmsley and wife, Renae, of Dowell, IL; two daughters, Sandra Stanley and husband, Jim, of Vilonia, and Chaplain Winnie June Walmsley LT, CHC, USN (Ret), of Ladelle; one brother, Lloyd Hudson; two sisters, Vivian Wright and Carolyn Hudson; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial following at 2 p.m. in Kensett Cemetery in Kensett. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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