Amboline Lyman, age 84, entred her heavenly home on March 16, 2019, at 9:20 p.m. in her home at Fayetteville, Ark. Amboline was born May 2, 1934 in George, Ark. to Truman and Willie Marie "Dotty" Gurley. She graduated from Fayetteville Business College and was a case worker for Washington County Social Services for 28 years. Amboline was an avid collector of Blue Ridge pottery and China. She and her lifetime friend, Jessie Mae Stamps, spent hours together antiquing over a 40 year time span collecting 800 pieces of Blue Ridge. She met JD Lyman on the historic swinging brifge in Kingston, Ark. He became the love of her life and they were married on October 5, 1956. They were devoted to each other for 62 years. Amboline and JD opened their home to multiple young people throughout the years providing lodging while the pursued their college degrees. She was a longtime member of Phillips Chapel and transferred her to New Sulfur Freewill Baptist Church in Prairie Grove, Ark. where she and JD were faithful servants to the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Willie Marie "Dotty" Gurley, her sister and brother-in-law, Iola Sue and Raymon Hathorn and her brother-in-law, Curtis Grigg. Survivors include her husband, JD Lyman of the home; her son, Michel D. Lyman of Fayetteville, her sister, Donnie Jean Grigg of Kingston, her brother and sister-in-law, Roy Lee and Frances Gail Gurley of Flaggstaff, Ariz. and many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday March 21, at Brashears Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ken Bailey officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Gurley, Brent Gurley, Bob Dotson, Dale Dotson, MacKenzie Phillips and Ethan Sprinkle. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Service are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory in Huntsville, Ark. www.brashearsfuneralhome.net.
Published March 20, 2019