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Obituary: Delora Qualls Humpreys; Clinton


Delora Qualls Humphreys, age 94, was called home Friday, October 7, 2016, from her earthly home in Clinton, surrounded by family and friends. Her last week was filled with two mile walks, piano lessons, frying okra, and blue ribbon awards from the North Central Arkansas District Fair Association. In September she attended the Mt. Ida High School reunion representing the class of 1941’s 75th anniversary.

Delora was born in Story, Arkansas on February 13, 1922. During her first year in school she met a young man who carried her lunch bucket and bestowed upon her the endearment of “Snooks”. She married her childhood sweetheart and as a military spouse traveled the world. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Leo Humphreys; her son, Randall Gabe Humphreys; her parents, Oscar and Edith Qualls; and two brothers, Willis Qualls and Lonnie Qualls. She is survived by her daughter and cherished son-in-law, Conie and Kirk Reamey of Clinton; three grandchildren, Lea Ann and John Kinkead of Tampa, Florida, Dana and John Lindner of Cabot and Douglas and Meagan Reamey of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Erby and Shirley Qualls of Story; her sister, Lanora Gaston of Hot Springs; her sisters-in-law, Jessie Pearl Blocker, Mildred Humphreys, Darlene Humphreys; and numerous nieces and nephews. Delora was one of eighty-seven first cousins therefore her cousins were and are too numerous to list.
Delora loved her Lord and served him faithfully as a lifelong teacher, leader and servant through her church affiliations, the Gideon’s Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her devotion to her family was steadfast and exemplary. Our Mimie’s wonderful meals, recipes, laughter, stories, counsel, strength, and smiles will be missed.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Clinton United Methodist Church with Rev. George Odell officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday evening, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Muddy Creek Church of God near Story, with Rev. George Odell and Rev. Doug Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in Reed Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Pallbearers will be Kirk Reamey, Douglas Reamey, Joseph Alvarado, Johnny Lindner, James Lindner and John F. Lindner. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Love, Sebastian Love, Mike Love, Dell Holt and Rev. George Odell.

Memorials may be made to the Reed Cemetery Perpetual Fund, 125 Smith Creek Lane, Story, Arkansas, 71970, or the Van Buren County Aging Program (Meals on Wheels), 311 Yellowjacket Lane, Clinton, Arkansas 72031 or Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 237, Clinton, Arkansas 72031.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.