of Beebe, AR
April 4, 1943 - June 22, 2023
Shelby (Thompson) Cathcart, 80, of Beebe, Arkansas, formally of New Blaine, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Searcy, Arkansas.Shelby was born April 4, 1943 in Blytheville, Arkansas to James Vester Thompson and Thelma Martha (Lewis) Thompson. She worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company as a payroll accountant for 35 years before retiring. She was also a homemaker, wife, grandmother and a great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, planting flowers, fishing and singing. She was the sweetest, most kindhearted Christian woman people would ever know. In addition to her parents; she is preceded in death by daughter, Jennifer Ann Akers; one brother, Benny Thompson and one sister, Shirley Duggar.She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Robert Cathcart of the home; her son, Robert Cathcart, Jr. and wife, Marsha of Dover; one brother, J.V. Thompson and wife, Pat of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Joyce(Thompson) Gilbert of Booneville; a son-in-law, Lewis "Bucky" Akers of Cabot; three grandchildren, Nathan Cathcart and wife, Emily of Benton, Austen Cathcart and wife, Sydney of Dardanelle and Morgan Ann Akers of Cabot; two great-grandchildren, Collins Cathcart and Cain Cathcart; other family members and friends.Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, June 26, 2023 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the New Blaine Church of Christ, with burial to follow at Elizabeth Hall cemetery in New Blaine.Funeral service and arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Nathan Cathcart, Austen Cathcart, Frankie Jay, Kris Bearden, Jerry Duggar and Michael Duggar.
Bob, we are so sorry to see that Shelby passed away. She was such a sweet lady.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob, so sorry to hear about Shelby. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Dear Bobby, We are so sorry for your loss. Know that your Iowa family is wishing you comfort and peace. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your cousin, Linda
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow.
I am so sorry Bob for your lost. I will think of you in my prayers. We have lost so many from Firestone in past few months.
My heart breaks for you Bob and the rest of the Cathcart family. Shelby was such a special friend. We had many laughs together. Fly high sweet lady; I love you!
Prayers and Bless you all.
Mr Bob and family, My Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this time. Shelby will be missed by many. I'll always remember that beautiful smile. May God Bless and Comfort you as well. ðŸ™ðŸ’–ðŸ™ðŸ’–
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To the Cathcart Family. I'M glad I was apart of knowing this darling lady and her family. Thinking of y'all and praying and wishing for moments of peace and comfort through this difficult time. I'm here for y'all if you need anything ðŸ’“
Sweet Shelby, this is a tough oneâ€¦I have known her and Mr Cathcart since I was 10 years old. Jen came home with me many times when we had basketball games after school. The Cathcartâ€™s never missed a game throughout my playing with Jennifer through high school. Shelby fed Daren many times during hunting season, always welcomed him into their home. They were like family to us. We will miss her tremendously, and cherish our memories. She sure was loved.