Peggy Rinks, 84, of Rector, Ark., passed away on August 1, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark. She was born on February 2, 1933, in Maydee, Tenn., to the late Lynn Elmer and Ida Clifford (Clayton) Williams. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church, a devout Christian, very active in the church, taught Sunday school, loved Gospel music, was an amazing baker, enjoyed going to the senior citizens center and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include one son, Ernest Rinks (Linda) of Rector; one sister, Juanita Franks of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, Ernest Richard Williams (Melda) of Rockford, Ill. and Charles Williams (Candy) of Hornbeak, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Cornette (Chris) of Marmaduke, Ark., Brandi Rinks (Jeremy) of Memphis, Tenn. and Dana Wilson (Paul) of Wynne, Ark.; eight great-grandchildren, Karen, Olivia, Emily, Gannon, Sara, Drew, Davis and Karmen (Steve); one great-great-grandchild, Adilyne, and a host of other family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Rinks; two sons, Ricky and Roy Rinks; three brothers, Lynn, Lewis and Haskell Williams; and two sisters, Mary Barnett and Shirley Burdin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.5, at the First General Baptist Church, of Rector, with Pastor Ken Price officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Heights Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service. The family received visitors at the church on Saturday prior to service time. Pallbearers were Keith DeFries, Mike Wess, Charles Smith, Cecil Hardin, Willie Hutchison and Doyne Vangilder.