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Linda Sue Taylor

May 7, 1955 — April 27, 2024

Evening Shade, Arkansas

Linda Sue (Arnold) Taylor, 68, of Evening Shade, Arkansas, passed from life here on earth to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 27, 2024 in Evening Shade, Arkansas. Linda was born in Evening Shade on May 7, 1955 to the late Naldo and Snowda (Paysinger) Arnold. Linda was united in marriage to Johnny Van Taylor on March 26,1975 and to this union MaLinda and Johnny Ray were born.

 She spent years running Northland Express, dispatching trucks since 1981 while still being a homemaker, feeding lasagna on ballgame days, and grilled cheeses to many kids in Evening Shade. She was famous for her no bake cookies and angel food cake with pink icing, which has yet to be duplicated. She was fiercely devoted to her family, but especially to her 3 grandsons. Garrett (20), Layne (18), and Press (14). She has traveled the state to babysit for her grandkids and watch them play basketball. She always had time to walk in the creek and carried her fishing pole in case one of the kids wanted to get dirty; and they always did. Linda had an unwavering faith and was proud to share the gospel. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her and to love her.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, (R.K., H.A., Delbert, Frank, and Jimmy); and her sister-in-law, Pat (Taylor) Bettis.

 Linda is survived by her husband, Johnny Van; daughter, MaLinda (Eric Mathis); son Johnny Ray (Morgan); grandsons Garrett, Layne, and Press. She is also survived by a host of many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

 Graveside service will be Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Campground Cemetery in Evening Shade, Arkansas with Tony Stuntz officiating.

 Arrangments are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Arkansas. 

 Honorary Pallbearers are her 3 grandsons, Gary Bettis (brother-in-law), DJ McFarlin (great nephew) and Eric Mathis (son-in-law). 

 Family and Friends can gather in the Community Center following services.

 Main Street Evening Shade will not be the same without Linda, but she is enjoying the streets of gold in heaven where she belongs.  

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Campground Cemetery

Evening Shade, AR 72532

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