Etta (Clayton) Maltbie

Monday, April 10, 2017

Etta Bernice (Clayton) Maltbie, age 87, of Rector, Ark., passed-on from this life on April 7, 2017. She lived a full life caring for others, most notably her husband, Charles, who preceded her in death in 2015.

She lived all over the country, before retiring to her birthplace of Northeast Arkansas these last 25 years.

She is survived by her sister, Ava (Frank) Gidcomb-Hatch; four grandchildren, Sean (Michelle), Aaron, Matthew and Danielle; seven great grandchildren, Ajia, Jack, Carlisle, George, Alivia, Ella and Sterling and three great-great grandchildren, Derek, Grant and Owen.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Gary Wayne, Rickie Allen and Curtis Lee; a granddaughter, Amanda; her parents, Nolan and Rena Clayton, and siblings, Annie Parrish, Mable Parrish, Ester Letbetter, Noah Clayton and Owen Clayton.

Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will be held immediately afterward, at 11 a.m., in the Irby Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and sentiments may be sent to the family in care of Sean Maltbie, P.O. Box 1062, Grand Rapids, Mich., 49501.