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William Henry Stanley, age 83

William Henry Stanley, age 83, passed away January 30, 2021 in Batesville. He was born August 27, 1937 in
Prairie Co, Arkansas to William W and Malinda (Maples) Stanley.

William was a retired heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed his garden, scrapping metal and
volunteering at Fishnet Missions of Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Malinda Stanley and sisters Dorothy Micheli and
Mary “Liz” Ferguson.

He is survived by his daughter Melinda Stanley-Ginn (Frank) of Bradford; brother Woody “Estus” of
DesArc; three sisters Dollie Biddle of CA, Frances “Robenia” Williams of DeValls Bluff, and Vina Lisle of
Mena, AR; 2 honorary granddogs Sally May and Gustopher Robin; and a host of cousins, nieces and

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville,
Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Julie Posted February 1, 2021 7:41 PM

    I will miss my Uncle Bill tremendously. It was always fun to talk to him and we were constantly joking with each other. He was thoughtful and kind. I’ll always remember the very special wedding gift he gave me, it was my favorite one and the most thoughtful.
    He had a special nickname for me and I’m not sure he ever called me by my real name, but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

  • Lisa chamlee Posted February 2, 2021 12:56 AM

    Rip you will be missed. Prayers for you Melinda.

  • Phillip & Linda Mealler Posted February 2, 2021 5:29 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Melinda

  • Jeannie & Terry Weddington Posted February 2, 2021 1:45 PM

    He was a sweetheart and he will be missed greatly prayers for Melinda at the time of loss . God bless the family and know he is resting with Jesus!

  • Nancy Dunlap Posted February 2, 2021 2:28 PM

    Will miss him. I got to know him through his involvement on the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery Board. I’ll remember him as one who also had a smile on his face.

  • Marva Welborn Posted February 2, 2021 5:35 PM

    Melinda, my sincere sympathy. I’m glad Julie and I could be with for that short time.

  • Gladys “Oliver” Murray Posted February 2, 2021 7:44 PM

    Another childhood playmate gone. He is a relative of mine in some way. God please be with his family and send your Holy Spirit to comfort them.

  • Karen Mathis Posted February 3, 2021 4:44 AM

    My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I pray GOD’s comfort, peace, and strength around you all. I volunteered with Bill at Fishnet Missions. He was so funny and sweet. He would tell the best stories. We could talk for hours. I will miss him.

  • Monica Otero Posted February 3, 2021 9:26 PM

    RIP Henry, you will be missed… I will miss your jokes and your smile..Prayers for the family. I will always cherish the time that I got to share with you.. Love from The Otero Family.. Cailfornia

  • Sondra Gentry-Wright Posted February 10, 2021 12:22 PM

    My deepest sympathy, and prayers for peace and comfort to my neice, Melinda.

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