Thelma Atwood, 100, of Little Rock, formerly of Benton, passed away Aug. 4. She was born Aug. 28, 1911, in Hickory Plains. She was the daughter of Herbert Lemuel Colclasure and Sarah Lillian Lackie-Colclasure.
Thelma was a retired assembly Inspector for Timex. She was a member of Ivy Chapel Christian Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, quilting and needlework.
Her secret to a long life was staying busy, sewing, cooking, going to ball games and staying in touch with family and friends. However, she said her main secret was “behaving myself, going to church and trying to outrun the devil!”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millburn L. Atwood; a daughter, Melba Wilson; and a great-great-granddaughter Tinlee Dreher.
She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Dreher and husband James and Eva Golden and husband Melvin, sons Wesley Atwood and wife Johnnie, Garry Atwood and wife Jo and Paul Atwood and wife Diane; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Ivy Chapel Cemetery in Little Rock.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 6, at Huson Funeral Home in Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ivy Chapel Christian Church at 706 Ivy Chapel Road, Little Rock, AR 72206.
Online guest book: www.husonfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Heartland Health & Rehabilitation for their care and support.