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Funeral Service

West Side Church of Christ
Saturday May 1st, 2021

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Hilda Louise Clay

Hilda Louise Phipps Clay went to join Donnie and her Lord, at the age of 90, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She was born September 10, 1930, to Grover and Madalene Phipps at El Paso, Arkansas.

Hilda married Donnie Clay on August 25, 1947. She raised their three children, and she continued to care for people by volunteering with the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association – Unity Health, Searcy. She lovingly did this for 27 years, 7 months, and had 10,000 service hours served. Hilda also spent hours working at the Sharing Shoppe, which all the proceeds go to the Sparrow’s Promise, Searcy. For her and Donnie’s dedication and service, Sparrow’s Promise honored them with Safe Haven Wing in their name in 2018.

Left to cherish her memory is three children: Donnie Jr. and Marta Clay of Edmonton, Alberta, Kathy Boyd of Searcy, and Charles Clay of Jonesboro. Six grandchildren: Kara Davis of Judsonia, Kurtis Clay of Edmonton, Alberta, Kody Boyd of Searcy, Kurt Boyd of Searcy, Justin Clay of Leachville, Chase Clay of Jonesboro; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur (Len) Phipps of DeSoto, Texas; four sisters, Bernice Archer of Greenville, South Carolina, Lavern Phipps of Anacortes, Washington, JoAnn Ridings of Searcy, and Linda Tarleton of Mabank, Texas.

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Donnie Clay, her parents, Grover and Madalene Phipps, and brothers, Lawrence (Buddy) and Carthel Phipps.

The family wishes to extend its greatest appreciation to Arkansas Hospice and Southern Care, and their healthcare employees who helped them through this difficult time. Also, to Harding Place, and its staff, heartfelt gratitude is extended for their loving care during her final transition.

Memorial donations can be made in Hilda’s name to Sparrow’s Promise, Searcy, Arkansas.

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM, Saturday, May 1st at Westside Church of Christ.

Funeral services will start at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 1st at Westside Church of Christ with burial following at White County Memorial Gardens.

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Terry Bailey Mar 15 2022 11:03 AM

To the family of Hilda, I did not know her but it sounds like she lived a life well-lived and well-loved. Such a blessing to know that she has been reunited with her husband. May your memories and knowledge that she is with our Lord and Saviour provide you comfort. Hilda will be missed by friends and family on earth but welcomed into her heavenly home.
Sending love and prayers.

Mariann Constantine Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family, she was one of the sweetest ladies we had the pleasure to have met. Always kind and always wearing that smile. God Bless and RIP in peace Mrs. Louise.

Randy and Laura Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

My mom and I would like to offer our sincere condolences. Hilda was one of Gods messengers. The world was a better place because of her shining example. We are so grateful for the friendship she shared with my mom got over 50 years. She was truly a Godsend. Our prayers for her family

Glenna Barlow and Barbara Allen Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

Hilda and Donnie were always a true joy to be around and always made me smile when I saw them at work. I love the love they shared for each other and others. I will miss seeing sweet Hilda's face, but thankful she is currently sharing joy in heaven and hugging Donnie and Jesus.

Anna Brumfield Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

Donnie n Hilda were cousins of Mine, Loved them over th years. They always had time to chat when seeing them at the hospital, they were blessings to so many. She has joined Donnie in Heaven, so they are Whole
again, She will be Dearly missed

Mary Harris Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM