of West Memphis, AR
January 6, 1931 - January 12, 2022
Maggie McCormack Boals, stalwart of the Democratic Party in Crittenden County for many years, died Wednesday January 12, 2022 at her home in West Memphis, she was 91.Maggie, as she was known to everyone, was a former Crittenden County Quorum Court justice of the peace; a former West Memphis parks commissioner and alderman; former commissioner for the Port of West Memphis; and a former member of the State of Arkansas Capital Improvements Commission. She was active in many political campaigns over the years, from those of the late Sen. W.K. Ingram and his two sons, Kent and Keith; and worked in the gubernatorial and Presidential election campaigns of William J. Clinton.''A yellow dog Democrat,'' Sen. Keith Ingram said of Maggie. ''And she loved Bill Clinton, and he loved her. No telling how many times she's been on Air Force One.''Fiercely devoted to her community, Maggie was always active in community service. When her children were young, she served as a ward captain for her neighborhood in West Memphis, making certain residents got out to vote on Election Day. She loved her community, and loved the people in it, and is remembered for her personality and her broad smile.Maggie was born January 6, 1931, in Cardwell, Mo., to Ernest and Frankie Barrow. Her father was a tax collector and Mayor in Cardwell, introducing her early to the world of public service. She moved to Memphis as a young woman, and to West Memphis soon after her first daughter was born. She went to work for Dacus Lumber Co., in charge of accounts payable, before moving to Evans Products Co., where she was personnel manager, and on to the agency manager's position at Life and Casualty Insurance Co. She later became co-owner and sales manager at the Furniture Gallery on Missouri Street. She retired from the Arkansas State Racing Commission, where she was state office auditor.Maggie was widowed, and preceding her in death were, her parents, four sisters and one brother. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia McCormack Tilley (Ken) of Cherokee Village; Diane McCormack Hester (Rex) of West Memphis; and Leta McCormack Morris (Neal) of Cherokee Village; five grandchildren, Stephanie Tilley Housley, Stacy Hester Lancaster, Robert Hester, Jason Morris, and Sarah Morris Camp; and eight great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.She was a member of Missouri Street Church of Christ for 64 years, and attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in her later years.The family wishes to give special thanks to Elite Hospice, and her caregivers Carrie Branch and Estella Hardin.In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to Arkansas Hungar Relief Alliance, or a charity of your choosing.Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Crittenden Memorial Park Pavilion, in Marion, AR, at 2:00pm.
Dearest Diane and family, I had the privilege of working with your mother while she was on the Quorum Court. She was devoted to helping others in her community. She was so much fun to be around. Her sweet smile and laughter was contagious! She was so proud of her daughters and grandchildren and I loved hearing all the stories she shared…especially the ones about Diane. 😂I am holding you all close in my thoughts and prayers.
Hard to think of Maggie and not grin or laugh. We had so much fun with her and her girls over the years. She was my mother's best frind and a fixture around our house and my grandmother's house. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patti and Diane.
Sorry for your loss, what a wonderful tribute and role model. Although I never met my half-grand aunt, her story is one that makes me wish I had. Condolences to her daughters and descendants.
I’ll love you forever my GG. Love your Gracie girl. ❤️
Dianne, Rex, Patti and all family , With much love and sincere sorrow, we want to express our deepest sympathy. Maggie was a dear friend that always was a pleasure to be around. She always had a smile and a story to tell that would make us smile. We have missed her since our move to HSV. Loved her very much. She will be missed by so many!!! Our prayers are with you all!! Mark and Karen
Maggie was a friendly, energetic person who loved people and public service. Patty, Diane, and Leta, we are so sorry, and our prayers are with your family. May you feel God's love and comfort at this time.
To your entire family, Maggie was such a special person. I had the privilege of knowing her from attending church with her and other things she participated in. Her personality stood out and she always had a great big smile. She was very outspoken on the things she held dear and so passionate about what she believed in. My prayers are for you and your family at this time. May you be surrounded by God's love at this time. Doris Guin Baskins Bridges
Patty, Diane and Let's, I'm so sad for you at the loss of your precious Mother. I used to see her and visit with her nearly everyday when I worked at the track. She was one of the most well-dressed women in town. I absolutely loved talking with her. Praying for comfort for all of you at this time.
Patty,Diane and Leta. We are so sorry. We loved Maggie so much. We will be praying for all the family.
Patty and family, you are in our hearts and prayers. Maggie was a special lady. She was such a good friend to all who knew her.
Maggie was someone that always has a smile on her face and a story to tell. She will be greatly missed by all. Our condolences to love all the family.
Although I didn't know your mom personally, I have heard a lot of wonderful stories about her. I know she raised some great daughters. I am so glad your mom was able to stay with you in your home Diane and be surrounded by her loved ones. My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to you, your family, your sisters and all who knew and loved her. I pray for peace and comfort for you all at this time.
Oh Diane, everyone loved your sweet momma! Maggie was always kind to me and so many others. She was definitely a Clinton democrat (me too)! God bless your family.Patti
Sherri and I are both sad t hear of Maggie's passing. She was a special person and her family members too. Crittenden county is going to miss her very much. Prayers and thoughts for and to Diane and all family members. My sister, Harriet and I grew up with Dine and Rex.Sincerely,Sherri and Andy Luttrell
So sorry to hear about Maggie. I lived in Enterprise & was good friends with her sister, Shirley. I remember Maggie's smile & great sense of humor! Praying for all of you at this time & sending you much love.
Maggie was a special person. She will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏
Prayers for your family. We loved Ms Maggie and all of your family. She will be greatly missed.
With much love and the most sincerest heartfelt condolences, I would like to offer many prayers to the family. May God bless and keep you throughout this difficult time.
Dianne,You and your family are in my prayers. Ms. Maggie was always so sweet, kind and always spoke her piece. I will always remember when Foster’s mom was in Broadway assisted living facility Ms. Maggie would always be in to visit with his mom. She will be missed in the West Memphis community. Prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Beat wishes to you and your family.
Diane....My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I've known you and your family since I was in the 4th grade. We grew up as neighbors. We were college roommates. You have always seemed like family to me. I pray for comfort and peace for you, Patty, and Leta. Also, for your grandchildren. Your mother was such a sweet person. I will always remember her laugh. Love ya!
What a blessing Maggie was to all that knew her. She was a wonderfully, kind lady who was loved by all that came in contact with her through the years. She will have a special place in our hearts forever. Rest in peace sweet friend.
Patty and family, you have my sincere condolences. I know losing your mom is like losing a piece of yourself. Prayers for all of you at this hard time. Karen Bomar Price
Maggie was an amazing ball of energy who never seemed to sit still. I have no doubt that anyone living in Crittenden County would smile when they heard her voice or her name. I love you and will miss you. (Sam's daughter ❤️)
Diane,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mom was a sweetheart and had an amazing life. Love you so much.