Ethelyn McDoniel Moyers, 93, sang her way into heaven April 11, 2020. She was born the 3rd day of July 1926, to EH and Nellie Stout McDoniel in Newark, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother EH McDoniel Jr, and great-great grandson, Braxton James Taylor.
Ethelyn loved to travel with her cousin, Patsy Brown. She would take off on a road trip leaving a note on Martha’s kitchen table saying I’ll be back in a few days.
Receiving her Bachelor of Science Education Degree from State College of Arkansas (UCA), she taught school for 35 years at Vinity, McRae, and Jacksonville.
Ms. Moyers loved music, taking piano lessons as a child, walking three miles for a lesson on a Saturday with her quarter tied in a handkerchief.
She is survived by her son Arnold E. Shaw (Earnestine) and daughter Martha Rogers (Jimmy), five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, and sister in law Joyce McDoniel.
The family would like to thankBeebe Retirement Center and staff for the years of excellent care.
Visitation will be from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Smith -Westbrook Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Cheek Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home. www.SmithFamilyCares.com
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