Matilda McFaddin Wynne
Published: December 26, 2012
Matilda McFaddin Wynne, age 84, of Warren, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Bradley County Medical Center. She was born April 1, 1928, in Hope, Ark., to Edward Fitzgerald McFaddin and Matilda McCammon McFaddin. Her ancestors were pioneers of Hempstead County Arkansas and of Texas. Her great grandfather, John Martin Somervell, was in the Third Arkansas Infantry in the Civil War and later a colonel in Slemmons Cavalry. Her great-great-grandfather, George Washington Smythe, signed the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas. Matilda was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. She and her husband, the late George French Wynne, M. D., lived for over fifty years in Warren where she helped found the Bradley County Library and the Pink Tomato Festival. In addition to her husbands, George French Wynne and Harry Popish, Matilda was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Ross Thomas and Marsue Haviland. She is survived by her children, Matilda Wynne Buchanan, George French Wynne, Jr. (Judy), Marianne Wynne Ligon (Stark), and Edward McFaddin Wynne (Susan). Grandchildren, George French Wynne III, Thomas Reed James, Anne Wynne O'Neill (Ricky), Matilda James Louvring (Soren), Sarah Ligon Beach (Kevin), Robert Stark Ligon III; Christina Wynne, and Rebecca Wynne. Great-grandchildren, Savannah Wynne James and Reed Andrew James, Richard O'Neill III, Victoria Wynne O'Neill, and Thomas French O'Neill, and Colin and Archer Beach, Matilda Ann Louvring. The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27, at the Warren First United Methodist Church with burial at Shady Grove Cemetery near New Edinburg by Frazer's Funeral Home. Visitation 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27, at First United Methodist Church. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 111 W. Church Street, Warren, Ark. 71671, the Bradley County Library, 115 Cypress, Warren, Ark. 71671, Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main, Warren, Ark. 71671 or Bradley County Historical Museum, C/O Janell Lipton, 108 S. Walnut, Warren, Ark. 71671. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com.