Loeta Sullivan Bay, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Lawrence Hall Health and Rehabilitation in Walnut Ridge.

She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Greene County, to Jake and Hazel Healey O’Connor. She married Bobby Joe Sullivan on Feb. 14, 1947, in Sedgwick, and they had six children together. She was a homemaker during her early life and retired from Skil. Loeta was of the Baptist faith. She loved flowers, gardening and the outdoors.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Bobby Joe Sullivan; second husband, Edward Bay; brothers, Joe, Glenn, Frank, Benny and Dale O’Connor; and one sister, Louise Bolar.

She is survived by daughters, Dianne Burns (Sammy) of Walnut Ridge, Alice Fry (Manuel) of Jonesboro, Stacy Ferguson (David) of Lynn, Sherri Morgan (Connelly Hatfield) of Cherokee Village; sons, Rodger Sullivan (Debbie) of Hoxie and Ricky Sullivan (Mi Young) of Cabot; sister, Joyce Gamewell of Panama City Beach, Fla.; stepchildren, Kevin, Sandy, Shari, and Michael; grandchildren, Melanie Hicks, Dana Bigger, Bret Sullivan, Tricia Noel, Phillip Sullivan, Jordan Kendrick, Bobby Sullivan, Kathleen Privett, Tommie Sturch, Dillon Ferguson, Erin Weeks, Sloan Wallis and Ashton Geurin; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is today, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Thomas Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, social distancing and masks are required.

An online guestbook is available at www.coxfh walnutridge.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.