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Judy Cassil Williams, 65

Judy Cassil Williams, age 65, went home to be with her father God, on Friday, November 23, 2018. She passed away at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas surrounded by family and friends; surrounded by her at the end were her beloved friends, Elisha Willis and Margaret Koch, who were like family. Judy Kay Dowdy was born August 5, 1953 in Humboldt, Tennessee to Otis Lloyd Dowdy and Dorothy Ann Jones Dowdy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jere Dowdy of Humboldt, Tennessee.

Judy is survived by her loving husband, Terry Williams of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughter, Kimberly McDonald (Clancy) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; two grandchildren, Tegan and Delaney McDonald also of Fredericksburg, Virginia; three step-grandchildren, Gage, Caleb, and Savannah all of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two brothers, Gary Dowdy (Susan) and Tracy Dowdy both of Humboldt, Tennessee; sister, Amy Doyle of Humboldt, Tennessee; sister-in-law Diane Dowdy of Humboldt, Tennessee; four nephews, Hunter Dowdy, Chase Pappas, Austin Dowdy, and Kyle Doyle; nieces Stephanie Dowdy, Vanessa McCallister, Rebekah Pappas, Tara Petty and Crystal Morrison.

Memorial service will be held on December 6, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Legacy Church. 3540 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400




  • Teresa Dowdy – McKee Posted December 3, 2018 5:54 PM

    My sweet cousin, Though I have not seen you in years, I have been in awe of your strength and encouraged by your optimism during the past several years. You faced many walls…, you faced them and with a sledgehammer of will , you knocked them down. You will be missed by many but oh how lucky heaven is to have you there. My prayers tonight are not for you, for I know you are now whole, happy and at peace by your fathers side. My prayers are for Terry and all those who will morne your passing…. Rest In Peace cousin and smile down on us all.

  • Robin Zakrzewski Posted December 3, 2018 6:31 PM

    We’ll see you soon dear one and I’m sure you’ll have a lot to tell us about when we get there! So glad you’re talking Jesus an Father God’s ear off ( hum, does God have ears?) We will catch up soon sweetheart! Judy is no longer silent, and has an unlimited vocabulary again! I am so sorry for you Terry for your loss and will be praying for you and all the family, but I’m so happy for Judy! I love you sweet sister friend!!!

    • Deborah Houck Posted December 3, 2018 7:24 PM

      I am so sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. There are no words I could say to ease your grieving hearts. Although we know she now walks in her ultimate healing, the pain of not having her here with you, the family and friends any longer is real. I pray you will tangibly sense God’s presence surrounding you and giving you His peace and comfort that can only come from Him. Sending much love and prayers to all.

  • Deborah Houck Posted December 3, 2018 7:38 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Judy. There are no words I could say to ease your pain of the loss of your loved one.. Although, we know Judy now walks in her ultimate healing, she will be greatly missed by those left behind. I pray you will tangibly feel the Father’s presence surrounding you, giving you peace, and comfort that can only come from Him. May his love cover you and mend every crevice of your broken hearts. Sending much love and prayers to all.

  • Deborah Mathis Simmons Posted December 3, 2018 8:05 PM

    Terry, I’m so sorry for your loss of Judy. I wish I could attend her service like you did my husbands (Frankie Simmons) but my Mom just came home from having a stroke and she’s unable to be left alone. God bless you and I will be praying for you and your family.

  • Elisha Willis Posted December 3, 2018 8:23 PM

    Service will be Thursday December 6th at 11:00 @ The Legacy Church (Hot Springs First Assembly)

  • Elisha Willis Posted December 3, 2018 8:29 PM

    Judy’s service will be Thursday December 6th at The Legacy (Hot Springs First Assembly) @ 11:00

  • Nell Trull Bullock Posted December 3, 2018 8:44 PM

    Judy, I can only tell you how very much I loved you for as long as I can remember. I so remember the good times we all had when we were growing up and the memories that were made. I am so thankful that you are whole again and healthy. I am also thankful that you had Terry in your life. He was such a good caregiver to you and loved you so much. I am sure he misses you terribly. Rest now my sweet Judy.

  • Judy Jorgenson Posted December 5, 2018 8:05 PM

    Terry, so sorry for your loss; Judy’s suffering is now over and there are many that thank you for the care you were able to give her when she was in need. Sincerely, Lee and Judy Jorgenson (the other Grandma Judy

  • Linda Heitz Posted December 6, 2018 9:33 AM

    18 years ago, this beautiful southern soul took this Yankee by her side and called me friend. That was one of the best chapters in my life. Her courage and strength through the last decade was like no other. Even when she lost her voice, she continued to pursever fighting for every day . The flip flop girls will cherish those summer days at Shelbys cove, weekend getaways to Shreveport, limos to LR, but mostly how Judy touched each of us with her kindness, strength, encouragement and love. Our warrior will be missed on this earth. We love you Judy girl…..Until we meet again my friend….. Terry and family, we all lift you in prayer for healing during this difficult time…

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