Lois Hunter, 1922-2015

Lois Hunter

Lois Hunter

Lois Marie McElhannon Hunter, 93, passed away on the morning of May 17, 2015.

Born March 22, 1922, to John B. McElhannon and Rosalena Childers McElhannon, she grew up in Clark County, graduated from Arkadelphia High School and remained a lifelong resident of Arkansas.

She married the Rev. Joseph Wiley Hunter, an ordained elder who served appointments throughout the Little Rock Conference of the United Methodist Church from 1941 to 1987.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rosalena; her husband, Joseph “Papa Joe”; her brother, James Boyce McElhannon; and her grandson, John Michael Pruett.

She is survived by three daughters: Janice Elizabeth Pruett, Rosalyn Gail Huss and Vicki Lynn Arrington and her husband, Jim; seven grandchildren: Dawn Hunter Guajardo and her husband, Anthony; Dr. Sean Thomas Huss; Kristen Nicole Williamson; Thomas Mercer Britt and his wife, Amanda Lea; Ashley Powell Roberson and her husband, Eric; Eric Arrington; and Lee-Ann Joy; 11 great-grandchildren: Diamond Alissa Mascorro, Jay Anthony Guajardo, Jacob Alexander Guajado, Ethan Thomas Huss, Sydney Morgan McCauley, Hunter Ashton Britt, Kiya Rose Britt, Parker William Roberson, Cooper Powell Roberson, John Maxwell Arrington and Liam Michael Joy.

Lois enjoyed a lifelong passion for banana taffy and Snickers candy bars. She spent her life dedicated to the service of her family, to the people of every community in which she lived and to God. A celebration of her life was held in Arkadelphia on Thursday, May 21. Burial followed at Atchley Cemetery in Dalark, Ark.