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Julia Diane Abbott

Julia “Diane” Abbott, 62, of Searcy passed away Friday, September 13th at Unity Health Medical Center. She was born April 1, 1957 in Merced, California to D.L. and Mary Southerland.

Diane was a member of First Baptist Church in Searcy. She worked as a nurse for 40 years. She was a fun-loving person who loved to travel, color, and craft. She was very loving, kind, and compassionate. Diane cherished her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 40 years, John Abbott; one son, Lucas Abbott; two daughters, Holly Abbott and Samantha Huffman (James); and four grandchildren, Eric Snowden, Draven Danner, Devin Reed and Trenton Reed; and her mother, Mary Southerland all of Searcy; one brother, Scott Southerland (Christy) of Michigan; and one sister, Sharon Long (Audie) of Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Diane was preceded in death by her father, D.L. Southerland.


Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, September 17th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

All Cremation services have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Share A Memory: www.searcymceuenfuneralhome.com


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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Cathi Blackmon & Robbi Pierce on September 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Rugged Cross was sent by The Snowden's and Foster's on September 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

Mary I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great nurse and I know supported her whatever way you could. May God Bless you in the day s to come.

Gwen E. Anderson Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Diane for years at White County. She was soenjoyable ...it just made the day fun when Diane was at work. I am thankful for the time I knew her.Mary, you were a great mentor to me when I became a nurse. I remember you very fondly. I am so very sorry for yourloss. Prayers for you and your family.

LaDonna Johnston Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Abbott

Pamela Clause,RN Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on September 16, 2019

Offering my greatest sympathy and sincere condolences to Johnny and his family. -Hal

Expression of Sympathy Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Abbott

Kathy Caldwell Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Feathery Palm Plant was sent by Ireton Family on September 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Diane for many years. Always smiling!! anytime you ran into Diane it wouldnt be long before she would laugh! she had the most contagious laugh. Now she is laughing with the angels. But your sweet memory will live on. to her family i wish peace that only God can give you. i pray for that peace for all who loved her

Debra Dickerson Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Diane many years in two hospitals . We had so many good times and I will miss her . Patients ,Families ,and co workers all loved her . She had a Beautiful Smile for everyone,. Prayers and Love

Arlene Bright Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

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