Mabel Lorene Breeding Stroud, a loving mother, grandmother and great–grandmother, passed away May 12, 2013, at the Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, Ark. She was 88 years old.
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She was born in Mt. Vernon, Ark., on Feb. 2, 1925.
She graduated from high school in Floyd, Ark., where she played basketball and met her husband, Delton Kermit Stroud, at Red Hill. They later moved to Little Rock, Ark., where she became the non-foods manager of the grocery store chain Weingarten's from the store's opening until it closed the doors. She kept a part time job at Tanglewood Drug store in Little Rock until she moved to Springdale, Ark., in 2009. She was an avid Razorback basketball fan and loved to "call the Hogs". Mabel was also a member of Geyer Springs Church of Christ while living in Little Rock and a member of Robinson Avenue Church of Christ while living in Springdale.
Mabel is survived by a son and a daughter, Larry Stroud and his wife Joyce Stroud of Sherwood, Ark., and Gloria Stroud Culpepper and husband Sam Culpepper of Springdale, Ark.; two granddaughters and two grandsons, Brook Stroud of Little Rock, Ark., and Michelle Culpepper-Neyman and her husband Tate Neyman of Fayetteville, Ark., Brad Stroud of Little Rock, Ark., and David Culpepper and wife Heather Culpepper of Springdale, Ark.; two great-granddaughters, Hali Wilder of Little Rock and Faith Escoe of Fayetteville, Ark.; and one great-grandson, Evan Culpepper of Springdale, Ark.; and one sister, Betty Breeding Spears and husband Virgil Spears of Russellville, Ark.
She is preceded in death by her parents, M.E. Breeding and Ruby Garret Breeding and her husband Delton Kermit Stroud.
Family visitation will be at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, beginning at 11:30 a.m., and a Graveside Service will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Conway, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Willard Walker Hospice House, 325 East Longview, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or Hope Distributors, food ministry, 1010 Backus Ave., Springdale, AR 72762. The online guestbook can be signed by visiting www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from May 13 to May 20, 2013