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Proctor Funeral Home

442 Jefferson Street SW, P.O. Box P, Camden, AR

Phone: 870-836-2264

Florence Cruthirds

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Published: December 6, 2012

Mrs. Florence Cruthirds, 86, of Pine Bluff, Ark. died Monday, December 3, 2012. She was born in Kingsland on October 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Horace Saeler and Kathryn St. John Saeler May. She graduated from Watson Chapel High School and worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator in Pine Bluff and in Camden. She married Max Cruthirds in April 1953. They were married forty years. Together they worked as Sunday School teachers and sponsors for the Share Singers at First United Methodist Church in Camden for many years. She lived the last 10 years of her life at Davis Life Care. She touched many lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Max Cruthirds; sisters, Mary Evelyn Williams and Betty May. She is survived by her sister, Vickie Coleman (Freddie) from Pine Bluff; her brother, Porter May from Olathe, Kan.; three nieces, Cindy Stone, Amy Schultz, Meredith Paranjothi; two grandnieces; and two grandnephews.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 07, 2012 at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Reverend John Brown will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 121 Harrison, Camden, Ark. 71701, Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Avenue, Shreveport, La. 71103 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1202 South Main Street #215, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. To sign the online guest register, visit

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