of Sherwood, AR
November 8, 2021
Ann Bell Guffey of Searcy passed away on November 8, 2021.She was born to parents James Lawson Bell and Josie Bell. She attended Arkansas State College, now Lyon College, receiving a degree in English. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 47 years Ollie ''Gus'' Guffey. She is survived by son Timothy Vaughn Guffey (Dr. Victor Puleo Jr.), daughter Ginann Swindle (Tony), two grandchildren Erick Swindle, Andrea Swindle Grice (Brandon) and three great grandchildren, Grant Swindle, Brady Grice, Lucas Grice. Also left to grieve her passing are her two best friends Jane Musick and Sue McGaha, and special niece Linda Bell Benton. Ann was part of the Harding University family for over 33 years in Financial Aid. She was devoted to Harding University and its mission for Christian Education, helping thousands of students achieve their dreams and attain their degrees. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She attended the Westside Church of Christ and was the epitome of a true Christian woman. Ann leaves behind a legacy of grace, generosity and kindness and a deep faith in God. Her family wants to thank the wonderful staff of Arkansas Hospice of Searcy, especially Stephanie and Renea, and the staff of Hospice Care of Little Rock and her special caregivers at Home Instead. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Yetramock-Ann Guffey Presidents Endowment Scholarship. Per her requests a private family graveside service was held.Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
How sad am I to have learned of Ann's passing going on a year after she has been gone. I have such wonderful memories of my time at Harding, and the wonderful way Ann always treated my husband and myself. She was never too busy for us. I know she is greatly missed by you, her family. She was a dear soul and I will never forget her gracious and caring spirit.
Ginann and Tim, I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. We shared so many happy times together and some sad ones, too. I remember we shared Bible scriptures to comfort each other in our sad times. We worked together for many years and she, Jane Musick and I looked forward to our Friday nights out to eat. When we could no longer get together, we enjoyed staying connected with our daily or nightly phone calls. She was truly a best friend. I will miss her so much. Please know my love and prayers are with you at this time.
I just heard, and Iâ€™m so very sorry. I loved Mrs. Ann since my days at Harding back in 1989, and recently reconnected at Harding Place. She will be missed.
May God grant you and your family grace and comfort. Losing your Mom is so very hard. I will pray for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss, Ginann and family. She sounds like an amazing lady.â¤ï¸
Tim and Ginann, So sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the most kind and caring ladies I have known. My twins were some of those students she helped. Praying for you as you grieve.Danna Cofer
Ginann and Tim,Your Mom was such a sweet, thoughtful woman. She remains in my Searcy memories as unfailingly kind and welcoming to all. I know she will be missed. Kristie
Tim and Ginann,My heart and prayers are with you. You took great care of your mother. I know she is very proud of you and enjoying her heavenly reward. Hugs,Liz and Charlie Howell
So blessed to have known Mrs Ann! Loved her sweet spirit. So sorry for your loss but Heavenâ€™s gain. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Dear Tim and Ginann, how fortunate for you two to have such a sweet mama. I felt loved by her immediately. May God soften your heartache.
â€œHow do I love thee! Let me count the ways!â€ Ann was so dear to me and lovedby so many. We worked together, laughedand cried together. She was truly a goodfriend. She loved and cherished her familyand also her friends. I will truly miss her.Iâ€™m so thankful for the sweet memories.May God bless her family in their great loss.
So sorry for your loss, Ginan
Ann Guffy was such a wonderful person and did so much for students in need of financial support at Harding. I will never forget her gift of kindness and generous nature.She made a huge difference in my life. Jeanette Weems
Ginan/Tim; So terribly sorry to hear about your mom. I remember ya'll living on Wisteria, just a block away and we used to come over and play. The Parchman, Bell family lost an exceptional lady. You mom was so sweet, salt of the earth. My God comfort each and everyone of you in this difficult time. We know Ann is rejoicing with Jesus, whole and completely new, but we still want them on this side of heaven with us. Love you all..
Ginann & Tim - Iâ€™m so sorry for your great loss. I loved your mother because my mother first loved her. Iâ€™m so glad they shared a wonderful friendship. Loved seeing her whenever I was home. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With love,Cindy