Martha Ann McConnell

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Martha Ann McConnell, 84, of Conway Arkansas peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 9, 2017. Martha was born to the late Elisha and Reba Sue Barber of Texarkana, Texas. She married the love of her life John Paul McConnell of Atlanta, Texas in 1952. He preceded her in death in July of 1991. Her brother, Billy Barber and her sister Lila Wanda Miller preceded her in death as well. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She was known to many who loved her as Nanaw and this was her favorite title. Martha was an active member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway for 26 years. She was a volunteer at Conway Regional Medical Center for 20 years where she never met a stranger. She also is a lifetime member of Conway Junior Auxiliary and a member of Conway Civic League. She taught her children and grandchildren the importance of loving the Lord and was a living example in the way she lived her life. Martha is survived by her sister and best friend Sue Simmons of Bryant, Arkansas, and four loving children; Beckye (Larry) Ezell, Stewart (Teresa) McConnell, Jay (Tami) McConnell of Conway and Doug (Andrea) McConnell of Rogers. Grandchildren include Heather Owens, Heidi Henige, Megan Swann, Brittany Davis, John Bryant McConnell, Lauren Van Ness, Landon Ezell, Jeffrey McConnell, Laine McConnell, Hayden McConnell, Bo McConnell, Clay McConnell and Brett McConnell, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the Church. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Building Fund at P.O. Box 10105 Conway, Ark., 72034; or Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs & Services at 201 Markham Center Dr. Little Rock, Ark. 72205. Online Guestbook available at

Published April 11, 2017