OBITUARY

Elsie Coatney McCurdy

September 23, 1926April 11, 2019
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Elsie Coatney McCurdy, 92, of Rudy, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home. She was born September 23, 1926 in Van Buren to the late Clay and Sophronia Bowman. She had been a Justice of the Peace in Crawford County, and spearheaded the project to bring water to Rudy and Hobbtown. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleo Coatney, Sr.; and a son, Tuffy Coatney.

She is survived by her husband, Mack McCurdy of the home; a daughter-in-law, Donna Coatney of Rudy; a sister, Clayceail Brown of Alma; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Destin Coatney, Keith Coatney, Kyle Coatney, Logan Coatney, Bub Hunter, and Carl Dale Dollard. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Coatney, Victor Villegas, Bill Collier, and Randy Bible.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Elsie Coatney McCurdy

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Cortney Bowen Schwalbe

April 14, 2019

Elsie was our next door neighbor and she was like a grandmother to me and my siblings Doug and Ashley, and she treated our 8 grandchildren among us as all family. We loved her very much and she will be missed. We actually have 9, but Cortney and Ken’s only son went to heaven when he was 5 days old ,10 years ago. She told Cortney she would go to heaven before me, find our boy and give him a big hug.
We’re praying for you Mack, Donna, Destin, Keith, Kyle, Logan and Alex. We are sorry for your loss...she sure was a special lady.
This pic was this past Thanksgiving 2018 when 7 of the 8 grandchildren were on a hay ride with my dad Tommy. We stopped in to see her and Mack. I’m so glad Mack asked me to snap this photo with our children, who she treated like her own great grandchildren. While it was sudden to lose her, she lived a long, full life and we are celebrating her wonderful life and thankful she is with Jesus in heaven.

Love you all! Cortney & Ken, our girls Kennedy & Morgan, and on behalf of my sister Ashley, Joe and their children Griffin and Austin, my brother Doug, Candice and children Demi, Bristol, Clayton and Tripp.

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