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Ludie Mae Shourd

Ludie Mae Allen Shourd, 100, passed away May 6, 2015 at The Crossing at Riverside in Searcy Arkansas. She was born June 4, 1914 to James Edward Allen and Virgie Mae Elizabeth Shelton Allen.

Ludie was a farmer and homemaker, a lady of strong faith, having a strong heart of gold, and a wonderful mother to her children which she loved dearly. She was funny, wise and everyone who met her, loved her. The CNA's at The Crossing at Riverside, felt as though she was their mother and they loved her dearly.

She was the oldest member at Crosby Baptist Church and was a member for 83 years.

In addition to her parents and her husband of 61 years, John Jacob Shourd, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Tony Allen; two sisters, Lula Stinnett and Lillian Branscum; a son, Allen Wayne Shourd; a daughter, Glenda Faye Harris and a grandson, Larry Wayne Langford.

Survivors include sons, Jim Shourd of Griffithville, Vernon (Peggy) Shourd of Bald Knob and Lonnie (Glenda) Shourd of Scotts Hill, TN; and daughters Virgie (Mike) Gordon of Searcy, Brenda Rutledge of Hennessey, OK and Ruth Ann Bennett of Searcy; 28 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 28 great, great grandchildren,.

Visitation will be from 5 pm - 7 pm, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Crosby Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    May 08, 2015
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    May 09, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Crosby Baptist Church

    121 Crosby Church Rd
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 268-8709

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Ludie was my mom's best friend since childhood. We all grew up together in the same community. I loved her dearly!!!
Barbara Walker

Posted by Barbara Walker - Weatherford, TX - Known her all my life   May 09, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We wish to express our sympathies to the Shourd family during this difficult time. Although we never met her we heard so many wonderful things about "Grandma Ludie" and it was obvious she blessed your family with her love and kindness. May you find comfort in the special memories you each have of her.

Posted by James & Filomena Kizer    May 08, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ludie was a very Special Lady and Heaven is Rejoicing for this Angel coming Home. My Thoughts and Prayers are with All of Her Family. Love and Hugs to Brenda and all the Family.

Posted by Joan Norman - Hennessey, OK - Family Friend   May 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to your Family. We are never ready to say goodbye to our loved ones. She certainly lived a long and prosperous life and had a nice large loving family who took such good care of her. Sincerely, Norma Meshew Gutierrez and Tony Gutierrez.

Posted by Norma Meshew Gutierrez - Baldwin Park, CA - Friend   May 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Grandma lived a long full life. Her faith never waivered. She was always happy to see me, even if she didn't quite know who I was. I was always greeted with a kiss on the cheek. I loved to hear her stories. She loved to laugh. She will be missed. She left quite a legacy for us all to try to live up to. So until we meet again . . . . .

Posted by Dianna Meeks - Searcy, AR - Granddaughter   May 06, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM