Frances Blanche Withem

  • Born: January 10, 1923
  • Died: November 28, 2017
  • Location: Ashdown, Arkansas

Madden Funeral Home Inc

371 N 3rd Street
PO Box 428
Ashdown, AR 71822

Tel. (870) 898-3331

Tribute & Message From The Family


Frances Blanche Withem, 94, of Ashdown, AR passed away November 28, 2017 in Ashdown. She was born January 10, 1923 in White Cliffs, AR to John and Dena Sample. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Ashdown. Mrs. Withem is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Erna Withem, one sister, Alma Sample, and one brother, Malcolm Sample.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Gail Withem of Hot Springs, AR, one grandson, Bradley Morgan of China, one granddaughter, Rachel Turner and her husband, Caleb of Prairie Grove, AR, one great-granddaughter, Tinley Turner of Prairie Grove, AR, one step-daughter, Ernestene Lewis of Ashdown, AR, one sister-in-law, Stella Sample of Russellville, AR, two brothers, Alton Sample and his wife Betty Jo of Louisiana, Harold Sample and his wife, Elizabeth of Dallas, TX and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:00 at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown with a visitation prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00. Reverend Don Embry will be officiating. Interment to follow at Arden Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

WE MISS YOU, FRANCES, BUT I KNOW GOD HAS WELCOMED YOU ALREADY.

I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF YOU AND EVELYN SPIGNER ALREADY HAVE A
CHICKEN FOOT DOMINO GAME GOING JUST INSIDE THE PEARLY GATES.
/////////// IN GOD WE TRUST/////JOE @ PINECREST LODGE

Posted by JOE STEVENS - ASHDOWN, AR - Friend   November 30, 2017

I loved her ! Brenda I am thinking of you!!

Posted by Sharon Hunter - Lufkin, TX - Friend   November 29, 2017

Mrs. Withem was a great friend and neighbor to us for many years in the Johnston Hills Subdivision. Oh yes and she was a wonderful teacher. We lost a great friend and neighbor which was Heavens gain. After she moved to Pinecrest when I'd see her there she always had a smile and a hug for me. Mrs. Withem it was a pleasure knowing you and having you as a friend and neighbor. You will be missed and remembered often.

The Meeks Family

Sure hope this doesn't show up twice, had trouble sending it.

Posted by Jeri Meeks - Ashdown, AR - Neighbor   November 29, 2017

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Mrs. Withem was a great friend and neighbor to us for many years in the Johnston Hills Subdivision. Oh yes and she was a wonderful teacher. We lost a great friend and neighbor which was Heavens gain. After she moved to Pinecrest when I'd see her there she always had a smile and a hug for me. Mrs. Withem it was a pleasure knowing you and having you as a friend and neighbor. You will be missed and remembered often.

The Meeks Family

Posted by Jeri Meeks - Ashdown, AR - Neighbor   November 29, 2017

Mrs. Withem was my fourth grade teacher. I remember her so well. She will be missed by many !! I was able to visit with her the past few years. It was an honor for me. Love to Mrs. Withem

Posted by Kay Lincoln - Ashdown, AR - Student   November 28, 2017

We lost a golden person. Always admired the Samples in Ashdown. Prayers are with the family. Their grandmother always gave me a word to spell on my way to high school ...lol..lol

Posted by Wayne McCollum - Dallas, TX - Friend   November 28, 2017

Praying for y'all! Mrs. Withem was a very special person & teacher! God Bless Chuck & Debbie Jewell Grimes

Posted by Debbie Jewell grimes - Taylor, AR - Student   November 28, 2017

Praying for y'all! Mrs. Either was a very special person & teacher! God Bless Chuck & Debbie Jewell Grimes

Posted by Debbie Jewell grimes - Taylor, AR - Student   November 28, 2017

I was in Witham 4th grade. She a good teacher,I remember her as a quiet person. My husband, Tommy Hall was pastor at Central Baptist Church where for many years the Withem family attended. We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for all your family.

Posted by Glenda Moss Hall Hall - Sulphur Springs, TX - Friend   November 28, 2017

What a treasure she was, had her as Sunday school teacher and she was still teaching when I started school but never had her class. Brenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jeanenne Walker Vowell - Little Rock, AR - Student   November 28, 2017

Mrs. Withem was an awesome teacher and a sweet Christian lady God bless her family and friends.

Posted by Charlotte Ayers - Ashdown, AR - Friend   November 28, 2017


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