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William Lyle “Buddy” Stubblefield, age 86

William Lyle “Buddy” Stubblefield, age 86, of Mabelvale, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2023. He was born in Cascoe, Arkansas on April 17, 1936 to the late William Bart Stubblefield and Alma Russell Stubblefield.

Buddy was the owner of B&S Floors for many years. He was a big Arkansas Razorbacks sports fan and always enjoyed watching them play and listen to them on 103.7 “The Buzz” sports radio station. He loved to play golf, watch western movies, and read western books.

Buddy is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 65 years Lela Jane Stubblefield.

He leaves behind his sons William Randall Stubblefield and Greg Ray Stubblefield (Cindy); grandchildren Faith Ballard (Mike), Wesley Stubblefield, Madi Stubblefield, Lindsey Brisher (Chad), Kendall Gothard, and Paige Gothard; great-grandchildren Leesi Ballard, Millie Ballard, Khloe Dunn, and Bryleigh Dunn; siblings Joyce Paxton, Kathleen Pumphrey, Jill Halbert, May Paxton, and Billy Knott; special friend Sue Crouse; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

A special thanks to Arkansas Hospice at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas for the wonderful care they provided to Buddy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arkansas Hospice so they can continue to provide their patients with the special care they need.

A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • The Stones Posted January 18, 2023 10:16 AM

    Randy, Greg, Joyce, Kathleen, and all of Buddy’s family we send our deepest sympathy in his home going. What Buddy for many years believed by faith, he now knows by sight!
    Love and prayers in the days and weeks ahead,
    Bobby, Nannette and Beverly Stone (Fort Smith, AR)

  • Cindy Stubblefield Posted January 18, 2023 10:52 PM

    I will always remember my father-in-law for the way him and Jane welcomed me and my kids into their precious family. We will miss him dearly but he is with my sweet mother-in-law now and neither one of them are in pain. Our world is extremely empty without them to see and talk to! I love you Pop and Emaw and am so happy that y’all were my family !

  • Donna Mattingly Posted January 19, 2023 7:40 AM

    I couldn’t have asked for better neighbors! My family and I loved Bill & Jane so much and we love all of the Stubblefield family! I miss Jane coming over and sitting at the kitchen table with me just chatting away, I loved talking to her. Bill has always been there for me whenever I needed help with something, especially after Tommy passed away. And he always enjoyed borrowing my John Grisham books. Being a Grisham fan is something else we had in common. The Stubblefield’s are wonderful people and I know they will greatly miss their Pepaw, as will so many others. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

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