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Martha Lois Kennedy Houston

September 13, 2011

Martha Lois Kennedy Houston, 64, of Benton died September 11, in Little Rock. She was born February 2, 1947 in DeWitt, AR. Martha was self-employed and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Martha also loved to teach reading, was a Master Gardener, a lifetime member of the Home Extension Club and was a volunteer firefighter in Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Sarah Helen Kennedy, husband, Jim L. Houston, and a sister, Rita Kennedy Purdy.

SHe is survived by her daughter, Holley Little and husband, Greg of Benton; son, Russell McSwain and wife, Charity of Arlington, Tennessee; sister, Susan Coit, of Stuttgart; three granddaughters, Olivia Russell Little, Addison Grace McSwain, and Avery Claire McSwain.
 
Graveside services will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., at Forest Hills Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home. Minister will be Chris Treat.
 
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. at Ashby’s.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to Carti.

Family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. Brad Baltz and his staff, the Oncology Unit at St. Vincent Medical Center and to Arkansas Hospice for their love and support during this time.

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