Linda Kay McCauley Ellis, (69), of Highland, Arkansas left her earthly home on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Linda was born February 01, 1952 in Nashville, Arkansas to the late William and Bobbie Johnson McCauley. She was a retired homemaker that loved spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by the love of her life, Rueben Willie Ellis and her oldest son, Robert Wayne Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her older sisters, Tessie Pearl Bennett and Peggy Sue Lovewell.
Linda leaves behind her son, Brandon and wife Brenda Ellis of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, granddaughter Kimberly and husband, Justin Kilcrease of Nashville, Arkansas, granddaughter Amber and fiancé Braden Nutt of Highland, Arkansas, and grandson Tyler Ellis of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. She also leaves behind sister Cleta McCauley of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, sister Patricia McCauley of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, niece Venus and husband Brian Hill of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, niece Brandy and husband Bill Vaughn of Dierks, Arkansas, niece Candice and husband Chris Cox of Sweet home, Arkansas, nephew Justin and wife Jessilyn Crabtree of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, Matthew and wife Brittney Crabtree of Tokio, Arkansas, and numerous great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephew, family and friends.
Linda wasn’t just a mom/guardian to her kids, nieces and nephews. She adopted numerous “kids” throughout her life. If someone needed a warm meal, a place to sleep, or family to claim them, Linda took them in. She loved her family fiercely and loved spending Saturday nights cheering them on at Diamond Park Speedway.
Pall Bearers will be Brian Hill, Justin Crabtree, Matthew Crabtree, Jason O’Neal, Chris Gibson, and Billy Rider. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Braden Nutt, Justin Kilcrease, Bill Vaughn, Jeremy Hughes, and Zach Pounds.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Services will be 10:00am , Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Latimer Chapel in Murfreesboro, Arkansas; John David Watson will be officiating. Graveside services at Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
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