On the occasion of her 95th birthday, Welthie Faulk was entertained by her family with a reception in the Cardin Family Life Center of Central Baptist Church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on July 27, 2013, in Conway.
Many family members and friends came by to wish her well and prayers were offered in thanksgiving for the long and healthy life she is living.
Table centerpieces were by Gena Turner and all food and beverages were made by family and friends of family. Lovely background piano music was provided by family friend, Thelma Gordon of Gillette, Ark.
Born Aug. 1, 1918, in Wooster, Ark., to Thomas Boyd and Elizabeth Caroline Wofford the youngest of seven children. The family making the most of their farm and the bounty it provided felt no lifestyle changes during the Great Depression and was blessed with plenty, enabling them to feed some that were not so fortunate. Later while raising two young children, Carolyn and Gary, her husband working away from home during the week, she was owner and operator of a small convenience store at Shady Grove, Ark., but maintained her most important role as mother instilling in her children security through love and discipline and the value of self worth that comes from doing a job well.
Without intention, she lived and still lives out the sermons that others preach. She gives real meaning to “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.” Character and integrity are just a natural part of her everyday life because she loves her Lord and stays in His word. Her Sunday School class is a valued part of her life and many of its members were present to help her celebrate this milestone.
Family members in attendance were: daughter, Carolyn (Jim) Turner; grandchildren, Julie Maxey and son Jet, Eric (Gena) Turner and children Avery, Adisyn, and Hudson, Kristy (David) Moore and daughter Raegan, all of Conway. Jammy (Laura) Turner and children, Layne, Landon and Jake of DeWitt, Ark., Kory (Amy) Faulk and sons Kyler and Braden of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kelly (Nikki) Lovell and children Elliot and Camilla of Little Rock.