Willie Arbaugh

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WILLIE H. ARBAUGH, resident of Harrison, Arkansas, born May 8, 1926, in Compton, Arkansas, daughter of Ralph and Jessie (Beaver) Gibbins went to her heavenly home Sunday, July 22, 2018, with family by her side in Harrison, at the age of 92 years. 

Willie retired from Levi Strauss Company after 38 years. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for her grandkids, sewing clothes for them when they were little, reading, listening to gospel music and watching her “stories”.

She’s survived by two sons, Kirby Arbaugh (Karen) and Shelvey Arbaugh (Alicia) all of Harrison, AR; one daughter, Marcella Morris (Jim) of Dry Fork, AR; her brother, Riner Gibbins and (Cleo); eleven grandchildren, Kent Arbaugh, Kara McCarty (Eric), Justin Arbaugh (Whitney), Katrena Gott (Jeff), Teresa McIntosh (Jimmy), Tammy Butler (Perry), Tonya Williams (Heithe), Jimmy Morris Jr. (Jenny), Sheldon Arbaugh (Amanda), Sheydon Arbaugh and Adi Arbaugh; nineteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. 

On January 22, 1944 she was united marriage with Leon Arbaugh who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Marissa Dale Arbaugh; four brothers, Clefford Gibbins, Ebert Gibbins, Ocalee Gibbins and one infant brother; and four sisters, Nola Newberry, Vola Grigg, Freda Villines and Berniece Gibbins.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00PM, Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.

Funeral is 2:00PM, Friday, July 27, 2018, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with Brother Donnie Villines and Brother Eddie Reed officiating.

Pallbearers are Sheldon Arbaugh, Jimmy Morris Jr., Jeff Gott, Jimmy McIntosh, Perry Butler and Heithe Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Willie’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Interment is in Plumlee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, PO Box 1927, Harrison, Arkansas 72602.

Online Guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/harrison