Shirley (White) Browning, age 71, of Benton, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 7, 2011. She was born to the late Louie and Altha Mae (Deaver) White on December 3, 1939 in Conway, Arkansas. Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell White, of Conway.
Shirley graduated from Conway High School in 1957. She married William (Dickey) Browning in 1957 and they lived together in Conway before relocating to Hampton, Arkansas in 1970. She served as the Hampton Elementary School secretary until 1975. The family relocated to Bauxite, Arkansas in 1975 where she served as the Bauxite High School secretary until resigning in 1980 for health reasons.
Shirley was a devoted loving wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church for over 30 years where she served on many committees and ministries. Her favorite ministry at Trinity was the Shut In ministry. Shirley’s love and compassion for other people was evident in every task she was asked to do.
Shirley is survived by her husband, William (Dickey) Browning, her daughter, Debbie Browning both of Benton, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Titsworth and Robert Moore officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway. Pallbearers will be David Ramsey, Gary Morris, Bill Wilson, Calvin Frazier, James McCutcheon, Sebert Magby, and Norris Woodall. Honorary pallbearers are Harold White, Felix Childress, Bill Mathis, Ronald Harris, Gene Voncleave, Aubrey Whiteher, Fred Davis, Bob Elrod, David Seals, Bryce Minner, Troy Baxley, and Herb Reagan.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1202 S. Main Street, Suite 215, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.