Dempsey Ray Stell, 82, of Greenbrier, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2019. He was born May 7, 1937 in Conway, Ark. to Joseph and Velma Stell. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Velma Stell, brothers, Bill and Doyne, and sisters, Maxine, Flodean, Lorene and Sherry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 32 years, Maxine Stell, son, Tim (Sheri) Stell, daughters Kim (Pete) Moore and Kim Sutterfield, Grandchildren, Renee (Erik) Menzie, Candace (Steven) McArthur, Gray Stell, Andy (Janelle) Sutterfield, Dustin (Liz) Sutterfield and Whitney (Nick) Ruple and 14 Great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his church family, blue grass friends, nieces, nephews and a host of many other friends and relatives. Ray was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Conway for more than 50 years. He served his church as music director. He also served in many other capacities with a loving heart. Ray loved his family, especially his kids. He loved having them over for hay rides and weenie roasts. Ray had a passion for bluegrass music. He played with the Wye Mountain Boys and Cadron Creek bands, while never passing up a chance to pick and grin with others. Funeral Services will be on Monday July 8, 2019 at 10:00AM at Roller McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, Ark. Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Burial in Crestlawn Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Free Will Baptist Music Ministry, c/o Debbie Mauldin, P.O. Box 253, Conway, Ark. 72033. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.
Published July 6, 2019