Lucy L. Gramling Winton
Lucy L. Gramling Winton was born in Paragould, Ark., on July 27, 1935, and passed away on Oct. 22, 2021, at the age of 86 years, at Piggott Community Hospital. Lucy was the daughter of Carlos Gramling and Ruth Gramling Warren,and a sister to Clarice Faucett and two infant brothers who all preceded her in death.
Lucy and James ‘Jim’ Winton were united in holy matrimony on July 16, 1951, and were married 58 years. Jim and Lucy were life-long members of First Baptist Church and raised their children in the church where life-long friendships were formed and continue to date. Jim preceded her in death on June 5, 2009. Also preceding her in death was her grandson, Christopher Michael Winton (1980) and great grandson, David Alan Brown (2019).
Lucy enjoyed numerous hobbies which included traveling, sewing, crocheting, quilting, and Diamond Dot Art. Lucy was blessed with many friends who took the time to chauffeur her back and forth to doctor appointments, checked in on her after appointments or hospital stays, or just took the time to converse with her during the evening hours.
Brown Shoe Company was where Lucy spent her early working years. She then became a full-time homemaker, honing her canning and sewing skills. Later, she and Jim became co-owners at Clay County Abstract and Insurance with Charles and Alice Gregory. In 1980 Jim and Lucy split their abstract and title insurance operation and opened Clay County Abstract, Inc. She and Jim spent over 40 years working side by side until 2000 when Jim retired and Lucy would work alongside her son, Van, in the business. In all, she spent over 50 years as an abstractor and title insurance agent.
Lucy is survived by her five children and their spouses: James Steven Winton (Kecia) of Clearwater Fla.; Robert Van Winton (Glenda) of Paragould, Ark.; Donald Ray Winton (Patty) of Little Rock, Ark.; Julia Kay Winton Kibler (Frank) of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Vickie Lynn Winton Brown (David) of Piggott; thirteen grandchildren: James Steven Winton II (Melissa) of Frisco, Tex.; Thomas P. Winton (Melissa) of Phoenix, Ariz.; Robert Van Winton II of Salt Lake City, Utah; Erika Renata Winton of Salt Lake City, Utah; Cory Ross (Martha) of Branson, Mo.; Brooke Nicole Pruitt of Paragould; Patrick Reid Winton of Little Rock; Aaron Ray Winton of Little Rock; Jeffrey S. Gold of Kingsport, Tenn.; Brett E. Smith of Huntsville, Ala.; Alexander Scott Kibler (Dixie Roberts) of Englewood, Colo.; Andrew David Brown (Brittaney) of Little Rock; Natalie Ruth Brown McIntosh (Scott) of Greenville, N.C.; thirteen great grandchildren: Alyssa Winton Luft, Skylar Winton and Taylor Winton of Frisco, Tex.; Christopher and Callie Huffman and Jaxson Winton of Phoenix, Ariz.; Collin Ross and Cameron Ross of Branson, Mo.; Sydney Ross Pruitt of Paragould; Colton Scott Gold of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Jack Dennis Kibler of Englewood, Colo.; Brinley Rayne Brown of Little Rock; Shepard James McIntosh of Greenville, N.C.; two great-great grandchildren: Blair and Lyanna Luft of Frisco, Tex.; Niece: Marilyn Brewer (Ron) of Longwood, Fla. nephew: Mike Faucett (Ruby) of Bentonville, Ark.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: James Winton, Cory Ross, Patrick Winton, Aaron Winton, Brett Smith and Colton Gold.
Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Piggott. Interment will be at Piggott Cemetery immediately following the services. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.