Obituary: Sarah Ann Plyler

Sarah Ann Wingfield Plyler age 72, of Arkadelphia, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022 at her home. Sarah was born November 27, 1949 to James William and Reva Tarpley Wingfield. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Sarah taught school with the Gurdon School System. She and her husband were missionaries, serving in Guatemala for several years. She enjoyed reading especially her Bible and was a devoted prayer warrior. She ran the race set before her with endurance and grace. Sarah was every aspect of a Proverbs 31 woman. She loved her family fiercely and prayed for them fervently. She had the most beautiful soul and perused righteousness every day of her life. The world was a better place because of her. She touched countless lives and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-nephew, Luke Baker.

Survivors are her loving husband and caregiver of fifty-three years, Larry Plyler; three sons, Dr. Michael Plyler and wife, Sharon of Hot Springs, Mark Plyler and wife, Mandy of Glen Rose and Mitch Plyler and wife, Lynsey of Gurdon; six grandchildren, Lawson Plyler and wife, Madison, Cole Plyler, Peyton Plyler, Noah Plyler, Tessa Plyler and K. K. Plyler; a great-grandson, Shepherd Plyler; one sister, Mary Beth Downey and husband, Dennis of Conway; brother-in-law, Gary Plyler and wife, Wendy of Gurdon; a nephews, Dennie Downey, Joe Plyler and wife, Kayla, Jake Plyler and wife, Rebecca and nieces, Gena Downey both of Conway and Jill Jester and husband, Jon, several other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday, February 24th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

Service will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 25th at Third Street Baptist Church wit Bro. David Dillard and Bro. James Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Joe Plyler, Jake Plyler. Jon Jester, Dennie Downey, Jay Downey, Rusty Ross and Kerry Baker.

Memorials may be made to International Mission Board Lottie Moon at

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