Marla Fay Crider

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Marla Fay Crider, 61, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born August 19, 1953 in Fayetteville, Arkansas the daughter of Mitchell and Laura Happy Bradshaw Crider. Marla was a member of First Christian Church in Fayetteville; previously the Marketing Director for Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, and presently employed as Assistant Tourism Director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Malcolm F. Crider. Marla is survived by her two older brothers, Mike Crider and wife, Barbara of Springdale, Ark. and Marion Crider and his wife, Carolyn of West Fork, Ark.; her nephews, Scott Crider and wife, Morgan of Falls Church, Va., John Crider and wife, Kiki of Rogers, Ark., Lane Crider and wife, Stacy of Fayetteville, Ark. and Marcus Crider and wife, Christy of Nashville, Tenn. and her longtime companion, Dr. Don Vowell of Hot Springs, Ark. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at First Christian Church in Fayetteville, Ark. Memorials may be made to Hospitality Foundation Education Scholarship, P.O. Box 3866, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203, First Christian Church, 220 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 or Susan G. Komen For The Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. Online condolences may be offered at

Published November 19, 2014

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