Geraldine (Brown) Loyd, 89, of Malvern, passed away on January 23 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on December 16, 1932 in McCaskill, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Loyd; her parents, Eulin and Cyrena (Markham) Brown; and sister Inez (Stokes) Balentine.
She graduated from Amity high school in 1950. After graduation she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Barksdale Lumber Company in Amity for 14 years. In 1954, she married Thomas O. (Tinker) Loyd of Alpine at the First Baptist Church of Amity where they were both members.
In 1967 Geraldine (Jerry) and Thomas (Tinker) moved from Amity to Malvern where Tinker worked as a brick mason with Reynolds Metals Company until his retirement. They were married for 63 years until his passing on January 8, 2018. They had one son, Thomas Britt Loyd (Sherrie Rine) of North Little Rock. Geraldine was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker, as well as an amazing cook and animal lover.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday, January 28, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 29, at 11:00 am at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Burial will be at the Alpine Cemetery on Center Ridge Road in Alpine. Reverend John McAnally will officiate and pallbearers will be her son Thomas Britt Loyd, nephew Larry Balentine, nephew Gary Balentine, great nephew Jason Vick, and family friends Kent Douglas and Jason Hogan.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Amity or to any local animal shelter or society.