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Martha Jean Rhoads

Bryant, AR, 1927 - 2014

Martha Jean Rhoads, 86, of Bryant, left this earth on June 13, 2014, to be with her Lord and Savior and her favorite person, James Loaid (Dusty) Rhoads.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Loaid (Dusty) Rhoads; her parents, Arba and Mabel Bauer; her brother, Arba Bauer Jr.; and sister, Bobbye Stone.
She is survived by her three sons and their families, Michael (Belinda) Rhoads, David (Elizabeth) Rhoads, and Don (Miracle) Rhoads; six grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Rhoads, Jason (Angie) Rhoads, Sarah Rhoads, Justin Rhoads, Jarryd Fleming (Megan) Rhoads, and Jordan Rhoads; four great-grandchildren, Lilyan Rhoads, Alexa Rhoads, Logan Rhoads, and Myah Fleming; and a host of other family and friends.
She will be remembered by all for her unshakable trust in her Savior. She took every opportunity to witness to others - whether on the street, at Wal-Mart, or in the hospital. She greeted everyone with a smile, introduced herself, and started asking questions. By the time she left, she probably knew someone you both knew. If she got the chance, you would leave with a pair of hand-knitted slippers to keep your feet warm! She touched lives from coast to coast and all the way to Alaska with her knitting and crocheting.
Her sons and their families want you to celebrate her life with the same enthusiasm she had.
The funeral will be on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home Chapel, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Ark. 72209, Phone: 501-455-5800. Interment will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Levy, Ark.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72204, Phone: 1-800-838-2272 ext. 5168; Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 31510, Little Rock, Ark. 72260, Phone: 501-455-3474; or Baptist Health Foundation, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7, Little Rock, Ark. 72205, Phone: 501-202-1839.
Please share memories and words of encouragement in her online guestbook:

Published June 22, 2014

Roller-Drummond / Southwest
10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-455-5800