Suzanne Sawyer Mayhan

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Suzanne Sawyer Mayhan, 47, of Little Rock, departed this earthly life on Thursday, April 13, 2017 with her husband, James Mayhan. Suzanne was born January 12, 1970 to Tom Sawyer and Janis (Mixon) Sawyer at Fort Smith. Suzy was the second of three children, graduated from St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, Tennessee in 1988. She had two children, Melissa and William, by her first marriage. She married her second husband James Smith on December 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from National Park Community College in 2008. She worked as a Registered Nurse for seven years. After the death of her second husband in 2012, she met James Mayhan. They were married on June 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a member of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. She is remembered fondly for her love of animals, traveling, and fine cuisine. She was predeceased in death by her second husband, James Jackson Smith, and her grandparents, Aaron and Martha Mixon, and Lela Prince. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Kendall) Schenkel of Pueblo West, Colorado; her son, William Kimball of Stuttgart, Germany; her parents, Tom and Janis Sawyer of Hot Springs; her sister, Jennifer (Terry) Goulder and their children, Alex, Cameron, and Madison of Santa Clarita, California; her brother, Daniel (Marcy) Sawyer and their daughter, Lily, of San Francisco, California; and many cousins, friends, and neighbors. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with Father Danny Schieffler officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Suzanne's name be made to the National Park College Foundation, 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, Ark. 71913. Guest registry is at

Published April 19, 2017