Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Avis L. Twitty, age 86

Avis Lee Twitty, 86, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Sunday March 5, 2023. She was born August 23, 1936 in Detroit, Alabama to the late Paul Hollis and Willie Odell Ferguson Watkins.

Avis was preceded in death by her spouse of 38 years Bobby C. Twitty; a twin brother Travis Dee Watkins; her sister Mary Elizabeth Watkins Creamer and her parents.

Avis worked on The Little Rock Airforce Base at the NCO Club as a secretary. She worked as a customer service rep for AP&L and worked as a secretary for Biff’s Coffee Roasting Company. She truly loved helping others. Avis served on the Jacksonville City Council as Alderman Ward 5 for 23 years. She was of the Baptist Faith and was baptized at an early age. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Avis loved the holidays, especially decorating and wrapping gifts for Christmas with fancy paper and bows. She loved giving gifts and spending time with her family. Sunday family dinners were so important to her. Any time spent with her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.

She was known to spend time at the Casino with her sister Mary and meeting up with her grandson Brian. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and meeting up with her friends for coffee. She was always up for a trip with family no matter where it was. A daily Wendy’s frosty was her guilty pleasure. She went so often that there were times they did not charge her.

Avis Twitty is survived by her sons Jeff and Paul Twitty; two daughter-in-laws Mary and Edie Twitty; her grandchildren Brian, Travis, Abby and Hannah Twitty; her sister Wilma Sue (James) Wiginton and a host of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2023 at 1:00 P.M at Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Services to follow at 2:00 PM with Bro. Cliff Hutchins presiding. Internment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

“Our star has fallen and our world will never be the same without her.”

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

To view a tribute slideshow of Avis, please follow the link provided below.


  • David and Lindsay Nation Posted March 6, 2023 9:58 PM

    Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet woman who always treated me as one of her own. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marleen E Eddlemon Posted March 6, 2023 11:08 PM

    My condolences for your loss

  • James and Cynthia Bolden Posted March 7, 2023 7:33 AM

    Pray for the Twitty Family

  • Kathleen Cherry Posted March 7, 2023 8:22 AM

    Prayers for your family

  • Velma Warner Posted March 7, 2023 11:54 AM

    So sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved her Mary.

  • Charlene Kirkland Colaw Posted March 7, 2023 1:09 PM

    I worked with Avis for many years at the NCO Club when she was the Club secretary and I was the Head Cashier. Prayers to help the family through your loss.

  • JoAnna Scott Posted March 7, 2023 1:50 PM

    Praying for the Twitty family at this time. Avis was such a sweet & special lady.

  • James and Cynthia Bolden Posted March 7, 2023 5:07 PM

    Fasting and Praying for the Family, Sister Avis was such an encourager she will be missed

  • Marc Stacy Posted March 7, 2023 7:53 PM

    Sweet lady. Always friendly and personable. I’ll always think of her as an alderman, she did that for so long. And she raised to fine sons.

  • Donna and Brett Johnson Posted March 10, 2023 7:56 AM

    Sending prayers so sorry for your loss. Sendings hugs

  • Dennis Chudy Posted March 10, 2023 8:37 AM

    Wonderful person. Sorry for your loss.

  • Kathryn Massanelli Posted March 10, 2023 3:31 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Prayers are with you and the entire family during this difficult time. God bless you.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory