Lois Edith Bennett

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lois Edith Bennett, age 86, of Green Forest, AR passed from this life on Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2012. Lois was born on Mar. 24, 1926 in Plainview, TX the daughter of Walker Squyers and Lois (Waddill) Squyers.

On Jan. 13, 1949 she was united in marriage with Robert Lockard Bennett who preceded her in death in 1980. After moving to Carroll County a number of years ago Lois worked at the Mattox House and Hotel in Green Forest and also Tysons in Green Forest. From her grandchildren to "special needs" kids Lois was passionate about taking care of children.

She owned and operated a nursery for several years and it soon became a refuge for many children. She had a gregarious personality and was a caring, kind, generous and passionate soul. Lois loved listening to country music. She was of the Methodist faith.

Lois is survived by her son, Frankie Bennett of Green Forest; one daughter, Claudia Arbuckle of Green Forest; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bennett; two sons, Roger Dale Bennett and Robert Lewis Bennett; two sisters, Wilena Nanny and Martha Lou Beale; two brothers, J.W. Jr. Squyers and Buddy Squyers.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Pastor Tony Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Pickens Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jul. 25 at the funeral home. Online condolences at www.smithfamilylfuenralhome.net