Linda Carol MarksBella Vista, AR, 1938 - 2022
Linda Carol Marks, age 84, of Bella Vista, Ark. died Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, Ark. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Tyler, Texas the daughter of Jeanette Mae Lynn Friday and Percy Gray Bynum. Her greatest accomplishment was her marriage of 66 years with her beloved husband, Joe. During that time, she raised four children, whom she cherished. She was dedicated to making a home full of love and care, sacrificing all she had to serve both her husband and children. During her lifetime she moved from her hometown of Tyler, Texas to Pine Bluff, Ark., when her father was transferred there with the Cotton Belt Railroad. It was there that she met Joe, who became as her high school sweetheart. In her diary, she mentions Joe with utmost affection, as their love blossomed. They married in 1956 in Pine Bluff, Ark. She worked along side Joe to form Joe Marks and Company in 1966 to build a multi-family apartment complex, and later, Marks Land Company, Inc, a corporation with Joe's brothers, Bill and Jack. The family relocated to Harrison, Ark., in 1973, when Marks Land Company, Inc. bought 1,300 acres on Gaither Mountain on the outskirts of Harrison. In 2004, when in retirement, they moved to Bela Vista, Ark., where they lived out the remaining years of their lives. Linda was a tremendous cook. She had many special dishes, one being chicken spaghetti. Her homemade biscuits and gravy were also to be remembered. She was a gracious host and treasured times when all the children and grandchildren gathered at her home. No one ever left hungry, and she did all the cooking, sometimes for groups of 30 or more. Her hobbies included reading, needlepoint, antiquing, flea marketing, furniture restoration, cooking, walks with her little dog Sadie and painting.
Linda is survived by her four children; Mark Marks, wife Cheri, Fayetteville, Ark.; Lance Marks, wife Stephanie, Harrison, Ark.; Autumn Marks, Bella Vista, Ark.; Jennifer Churchill husband Brent, Hattiesburg, Miss., as well as eight grandchildren, Nate Marks, Brandt Marks, Mason Marks, Derek Thompson, wife Holly, Lanny Thompson, Katie Churchill, Chase Graddy, and Kayla Graddy, and three great-grandchildren, Kinley, Ella Claire and Ellie. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Willard Walker Hospice House located in Fayetteville, Ark., or the American Cancer Society. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Bella Vista. Condolences:www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
Published November 6, 2022