MENA, Ark. – A celebration of life memorial service for Dorthy Fay Williams, 70, of Mena, Ark., who died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at her home, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at the VFW in Vernon.
Williams was born on Saturday, Sept. 9, 1944 to Oscar Marvin and Cora Mae Steele Downes in Lott, Texas. She enjoyed going dancing and sewing.
Dorthy is survived by her daughter, Dana Woods of Corinth, Texas; four stepsons, Jimmy Williams, Terry Williams, Joe Ivy and Richard Ivy; five stepdaughters, Sharron Ivy, Shirley Ivy, Kim Williams, Tammie Montgomery and Ronnette Tillis; three brothers, Herbert Downes, Marvin Downes and Gerald Downes; four sisters, Lurlene Lane, Lois Jablonski, Brenda Raschke and Tina Baker; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Joe Ivy and James Williams; one grandson, Joshua Ivy, two sons, Don Ivy and Dale Ivy; one brother, Eugene Downes.