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Donna Mahoney-Williams, age 85

Donna Mahoney-Williams stepped quietly from this life into her Heavenly Father’s arms on April 19, 2024 at Greystone Nursing and Rehab Facility in Cabot, AR. She was born to Imon and Selma Lily (Cole) Thornton on January 17, 1939. She was 85 years old.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by the father of her children, Elmer Lewis “Nig” Mahoney, Jr., her daughter Beverly Lorraine, her son Timothy Lynn, and her granddaughter Jaime Lorraine (Shepherd) Hicks, and two brothers, Bill Thornton and Doyne Thornton. Also preceding her in death was her husband Ralph” Pop” Williams. “Ralphie” loved and was loved by his sweetheart “Dona” beyond measure.

She is survived by her daughters Candace (Sam) Shepherd of Cabot, AR, and Carmen (Ed) Culbertson of Allen, TX. Known by many names, Nanny was her favorite. She is survived by grandchildren Scott Hicks, Carmen “Caite” (James) Hall of Cabot. Jacob (Dayci) Culbertson of Plano, TX, Noah (Krista) Culbertson of Melissa, TX, Isaac (Kelly) Culbertson of Plano, TX, and Timothy (Mackenzie) Culbertson of Temple, TX. Great-grandchildren Matthew Hicks (Emma) of Greenbrier, AR, Allison (Zach) Potter, Natalie, and Alexander Hall all of Cabot. Tony, Marc, and J.R. of Plano, TX, Troy, Talia, Tiberius, and Theodore, of Melissa, TX, Elijah, and Oliver of Plano, TX, Everly, Clayton and a great-granddaughter who will be joining the family in October of Temple, TX, and one great-great grandson Maddox Potter of Cabot. Her sisters, Connie Mahoney of Cabot, and Betty (Gene) Gilliam of Jacksonville, AR. She is also survived many nieces, nephews and host of extended family and friends.

Donna worked for the Cabot School District for many years in several capacities but the one she enjoyed the most was the agriculture department, specifically the greenhouse which flourished under her leadership. She most definitely inherited her mother’s “green thumb” which she did not pass down to her daughters!

The family will receive family and friends in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, AR from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Russell Chapel Nazarene Church located at 30 Mahoney Road, Cabot, AR at 10:00am on Thursday, April 25, 2024 with the Rev. Steve McCuin presiding. Interment will follow at King Cemetery, 827 Gun Club Rd, Cabot, AR.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 W Main St, Jacksonville, AR 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Geraldene higgins Posted April 22, 2024 12:29 PM

    She was a beautiful woman

  • Beckie Brooks Posted April 22, 2024 12:43 PM

    Betty- All the JKSV/Cabot community know how much you loved and adored your precious sister! May the Peace and comfort of our Lord surround you in the days to come!Be

  • Terri Forshee Posted April 22, 2024 1:04 PM

    Donna was a blessing to my entire family. Each visit to FCC in Cabot each of us looked forward to the time we would have with this precious lady. She will be missed by us all more than my words can express. My prayers are with the family during this time. We love each of you very much

  • Staci Thornton-Ogier Posted April 22, 2024 1:47 PM

    Aunt Donna was one of a kind and loved everyone she came across. She gave the best hugs and kisses, and cooked good dinners we loved time at her and Uncle Ralph’s home with family! May she finally rest in peace and enjoy her rewards she so deserved…

  • NancyHillSmith Posted April 22, 2024 2:20 PM

    To the sweetest lady I know love you always your Michigan cousin Nancy

  • Jessica Greer Posted April 22, 2024 2:20 PM

    I love you bunches nanny !!!

  • Darla Haney Posted April 22, 2024 3:51 PM

    Miss Donna was my friend, one of my spiritual Mothers and my prayer warriors. I will certainly miss her great hugs and words of encouragement that she always had to give. I know all of heaven is celebrating.

  • James & Jeanie Emerson Posted April 22, 2024 4:32 PM

    So sorry for what we all lost,, but there’s a lot of excitement in heaven.

  • Janice Mahoney Phillips Posted April 22, 2024 5:43 PM

    She was one of a kind . She will be missed dearly. Love you Donny Jean.

  • Claudette Lusty Posted April 22, 2024 6:03 PM

    May God comfort your family during this time .Donna was a special person.
    I am sorry for your loss.

    May God comfort your family during your loss .Donna was a special
    person. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jim McNerlin Posted April 22, 2024 7:13 PM

    Aunt Donna was AWESOME!!! She was always welcoming, irregardless of the situation. She loved you for who you were, and as someone stated earlier, always gave good hugs. She truly will be missed, but she has earned her rewards and now gets to say hello to JESUS and to her friends and family. May you RIP Aunt Donna. Love you and will miss you. Will see you again soon.

  • Kelley Oglesby Posted April 23, 2024 10:04 AM

    I’m so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I will forever remember these words she spoke to me over the last few years…..”I love you all more”. Love, hugs and prayers to all.

  • Lark Buckingham Posted April 23, 2024 10:48 AM

    She was such an angel, so very funny loved going to family reunions with Barbie as a kid. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and sending lots of love.

  • Anita Louise Hayley Posted April 24, 2024 7:34 PM

    Loved beyond her imagination by so many. I am amazed at all the lives she touched. Heaven has gained a truly wonderful angel and the world has lost a one of a kind earthly angel. I am so glad I was able to viti with you the last few months. You have left wonderful memories in my heart Aunt Donna. You will forever live in our hearts
    Your loving neice

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