of Lexa, AR
December 7, 1914 - August 17, 2008
Maudie White Hopkins, 93, of Lexa passed away Sunday, August 17, 2008 in Helena. Maudie was born December 7, 1914 in Baxter County, Arkansas to the late Theodore Acklin and the late Ethel Berry Acklin. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Lexa Baptist Church.She is survived by two daughters, Ida Mae Chamness and husband, Fred, of Manassas, Virginia, and Opal Byrd and husband, Robert, of West Helena; a son, Melvin Lee White and wife, Shirley, of West Helena; sisters, Lucille White of Calico Rock, Arkansas and Nora Sinnerman of Lone Rock, Arkansas; brother, John Acklin of Lone Rock, Arkansas; grandsons, Gary Chamness, Roger Chamness, Robert D. Byrd and Brian White; granddaughters, Brenda Benett and Donna Holt; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her first husband, former Confederate soldier, William Cantrell; and husband, Winfred White. Graveside services for Maudie will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Reverend Tommy Jacobs will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens.Memorials may be made to Lexa Baptist Church, PO Box 189, Lexa, Arkansas 72355.Services directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.
My deepest sympathy to Maudie's family. Her first husband, William Cantrell, was my great, great, great, grandfather on my mother's side. It was exciting when we heard her story a few years ago. I regret that I never had the priviledge to meet her, but I believe she was a wonderful woman. She was actually family. I pray that the Lord will comfort her family and friends in the loss of a truly great American.
Sending our thoughts and love. May the "precious memories" fill the void, her passing has left in your hearts. May God bless and keep you in His care.
Dear Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you.In Christian Love,Eddie & Jackie Thornley
never knew her per but knew all her brothers real well and her dad and mother aunt eathle and uncle dora my mom was the late ruby acklin the doughter of arther and dora acklin her and mouda were cusins
Our deepest sympathy for your family. You are in our prayers.
My prayers are sent your way.. My dad (Griffie Acklin)always said that I reminded him of Maudie. He said she giggled alot and liked pretty cloths..Bless you guys. Debbie
Ida Mae we are so sorry for your loss but so very happy for the long gift of life that was enjoyed by your Mom.
From the first time I heard of Miss Maudie from Fred, at Manassas one day, I knew she was a special, lovely lady. I was so honored and humbled to be the one to break her story back in 2004, and it's nice to be able to share in the joy that knowing about her brought to so many. We were there when she was taken into the David O. Dodd Chapter of the UDC, and our members were so delighted to meet this charming lady who was a link to our shared past. May God bless you always, Maudie, and take you into His loving arms forever. You epitomize our UDC saying, "Love Makes Memory Eternal." We will always love you in our hearts, and carry your memory with us. Our sincerestsympathy to all of the family, you all are indeed fortunate.With love to all,Martha and Don Boltz
My brother (Carl Cantrell of Hodgenville Ky) and I send our sympathies. We have never met, but Wm M. Cantrell was our Great Great Great Uncle (brother of our Great Great Grandfather Alexander A. Cantrell).When the articles appeared in 2004 re Maudie's marriage to Wm M, we did some family research and my hustand and I went to the Burnt School House Cemetery to pay our respects. The picture we took of his headstone was then sent to our relatives that are still in Pound VA which is accross the mountains from Pikeville, KY. We also recognized the picture of Wm M. on Maudie's video as he looks just like my grandfather Charles C. Cantrell. From what we have read, Maudie was a wonderful person, and made the most of what life handed to her. Again, our sympathies.Nancy Cantrell Cochran and Charles Carlise Cantrell
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.David, Cammie, Jenna, D.J., Will Mallard
The Lord holds us close to his heart and leads us through the path of life, so that one day he will call upon us to come home...May God be with you Maudie Celia Hopkins and may your family and friends be Blessed always.Nelda Conant(A fellow United Daughters of the Confederacy)
So sorry for your loss.
With our deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Maudie from the REAL Daughters Committee, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. May you find comfort in having her in your lives for so many years. Sarah Anderson, Chairperson
ROGER, I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . I LOST MY FATHER 10 WEEKS AGO. IF YOU NEED TO TALK 870-338-4614 CALL ANYTIME
Rest in peace dear lady, may god be with your family during this difficult time
I am very saddened by the passing of Maudie, although a cousin, I didn't get to know her until late in life.This is a great loss, not only to the family but to the nation as a whole. She was the last living direct link to that terrible time in our past known as the Civil War.Maudie came of age and married the Civil War Veteran, William Cantrell, during another terrible time, "The Great Depression." As a young woman she knew what it was like to plow a garden with a mule in these rocky hills. She learned to "make do" or "do with out." May God bless you Maudie, you've earned it.A cousin; Dolan Acklin
May God provide peace and comfort to you in this time of loss. We remember Ms. Maudie from as far back as the candy store at Barton School! Lexa will miss her but she is Home now.
deepest sympathy to the family, may you take comfort in your many memories of a beautiful life
On behalf of the General Executive Committee, United Daughters of the Confederacy, we extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of the "Last Widow of the Confederacy." Mrs. Hopkins was a delightful woman. We have enjoyed getting to know her, and only wish there had been more time to learn from her. She will be greatly missed. Annette Elam WetzelRecording Secretary General United Daughters of the Confederacy
My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. A cousin, Normalea
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. May the Lord comfort you during this time.
I pray that the Lord will Comfort each of Ms. Maudie's loved ones during this sad eime. She was a remarkable lady.