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Elmer Lewis Mahoney Jr., age 83

Elmer Lewis “Nig” Mahoney Jr., of Cabot, AR peacefully passed from this life on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the age of 83 at his home after a long-fought battle of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born on Christmas Eve in 1936.

Nig and Donna were married thirty-two years and after years spent apart, they found their way back to each other and spent precious time together.  He is survived by the mother of his children Donna (Thornton) Mahoney-Williams and their daughters Candace Shepherd (Sam) of Cabot, AR and Carmen Culbertson (Ed) of Allen, TX.  Pappaw, his favorite job title, is also survived by his grandchildren Scott Hicks, Caite Hall (James) Jacob Culbertson (Dayci), Noah Culbertson (Krista), Isaac Culbertson (Kelly), and Timothy Culbertson (Makenzie).   In addition, Pappaw is also survived by great-grandchildren Matthew and Allison Hicks, Natalie and AJ Hall, Tony, Marc, J.R. Troy, Talia, Tibby, and soon to be Theodore, Elijah, Oliver, and Everly Culbertson as well as a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Beverly Lorraine Mahoney and son Timothy Lynn Mahoney and granddaughter Jaime Lorraine (Shepherd) Hicks. His parents Lewis and Vera (Staggs) Mahoney, brothers George Roy and Paul David Mahoney and sister Nina Ruth Mahoney.

His children and grandchildren will be gathering at his home at 70 Jacob Lane, Cabot, AR to greet family and friends and share some memories beginning at 11:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday.

Daddy was a very caring and kind man.  He was always willing to offer help to anyone who was in need and expected, nor wanted anything in return.  Daddy felt his finest accomplishment was getting “city water” to family and friends.  His greatest love was his family and spending time with them.  It brings a smile to our faces as we, along with our mom, think of the many, many times he allowed his grandchildren to do things like cut his beard with plastic scissors that “wouldn’t cut” but they cut just fine so away went the beard!  He was also known for his cathead biscuits.  Each child and grandchild, as soon as they could straighten out their knees, was held high over his head in his hand and on one occasion even holding a baseball bat! Even though our hearts would be in our throats, we knew he would never let them fall.  Daddy was a special breed of man and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas.  The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Home on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Russell Chapel Nazarene Church located at 30 Mahoney Road, Cabot, AR on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3:00pm with Bro. Stephen Zumalt presiding.  Interment will follow at King Cemetery.


  • Kelley Oglesby Posted August 5, 2020 6:28 PM

    I’m so sorry. Elmer will always be remembered by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Necil Quick Posted August 5, 2020 7:33 PM

    You are right Candy, your dad was a very special, kind and caring man. Any time we were around him he seemed to delight in having kids around and they could do no wrong. I know you all will miss him every day. Parkinson’s is tough, that’s what took my momma. Love you all and tell your momma hey from me.

  • Lorna Gundaker Posted August 5, 2020 8:54 PM

    Love and great memories to your family as you celebrate your father.

  • Sherry stracener Posted August 5, 2020 9:24 PM

    So sorry for you loss. I have known Mr Elmer for many many years.

  • George, Carmen, Danaé and George Garcia II Posted August 5, 2020 10:12 PM

    Donna, Candace, Carmen, and all who loved Elmer:
    We are so sorry to hear of Elmer‘s passing. We will always treasure our times together: when we first met in Alaska, when we got stationed in Arkansas and our family would visit Elmer and Donna on Sundays and have fried chicken and okra, when our kids called him Grandpa Elmer. All through those many years, Elmer remained in our hearts. It was such a joy to have him visit us here in Florida a few years back. The picture we took is still on our mantle. Forever in our hearts.
    Our prayers are with the family. May God grant you peace, and may you find comfort in cherished memories and the hope of eternal life in Jesus. Sending much love your way,

  • Ginger Seigrist Koderick Posted August 5, 2020 11:17 PM

    Elmer, will be missed by many, he became part of everyone’s family, and I will never forget his kindness to my family, and I will be praying for the family at this time, love you more miss Donna.

  • Theta Stevens Chavez Posted August 6, 2020 12:43 AM

    So sorry for the loss of Elmer (Nig) I have known him for many years and he was a very kind man and he will be missed by so many. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  • John Wilson Posted August 6, 2020 5:32 AM

    My deepest and most sincere sympathies are extended to the family! This man was sincerely loved and celebrated by his family!! May God’s peace be with you during this time. Much love, Pastor John Wilson,III and The Sanctuary of Praise Family of Allen, Texas.

  • Sheila Winn Posted August 6, 2020 1:52 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear about Nig he will truly be missed.

  • Charles Smith Posted August 7, 2020 2:39 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Elmer was a great Man and a friend of my Family for close to 30 years. I will miss talking with him, we use to talk for hours when I would stop by to see him. Elmer was one of the smartest Men I have ever met, and was kind to everyone. Elmer will be missed. Prayers to the Family Charlie and Dale Smith.

  • Elaine DeAngelo Posted August 8, 2020 10:19 AM

    Gran and Carmen:
    So sorry for your loss! Keeping you both and the rest of the family in my prayers! Sending hugs and love!

  • Brenda Oglesby Tullos Posted August 19, 2021 3:44 PM

    Deepest Sympathy from the Oglesby family

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