Mrs. Katie Hunter of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born August 17, 1928 in Tuckerman, the daughter of Samuel Robert Bailey and Pearl Maude Deaton Bailey. On August 31, 1947, Miss Katie Bailey married Mr. Leroy Hunter, and together they enjoyed 69 years.
Mrs. Hunter was a homemaker, and a member of Elgin United Methodist Church. She had unconditional love for everyone, especially children. This love was evidenced by the time she spent making hundreds of teddy bears, which she donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Goldwing Toy Drive at Christmas. Mrs. Hunter enjoyed crocheting, reading, coloring, and working in her flowerbed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Leroy Hunter on June 28, 2017; one son, Roy Bruce Hunter on October 4, 2015; one daughter, Vicki Lynn Hunter in 1969; and her parents.
Mrs. Hunter is survived by one daughter, Sandy Berry of Newport; seven grandchildren, Mark Hunter, Travis Hunter, Regina Heick, Kristy Stewart, Brittney Smith, Jessica Johnson, and Martin Douglas; and several great grandchildren.
At Mrs. Hunter’s request, no services will be held.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.