Born: 02/12/1936 Died: 03/30/2009 Maiden Name: Paris Honorific: n/a
Ann Churchill, 73, passed away on March 30, 2009, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born February 12, 1936, in Freer, Texas, to the late Berlin O. and Daisy McMurry Paris. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University with an associate’s degree in early childhood education. She was the founder and operator of the Pope County Senior Companion Program until her retirement, the former director of the Appleton Head Start Center and the Arkansas Tech University Head Start Center. She was a member of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce, served in the River Valley area on various local boards and commissions, and was a former Pope County Woman of the Year. She was also a member of River Valley Designers and the Arkansas Porcelain Arts Teachers Association, and attended the Dover Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, James Patrick Freeman Jr. Survivors include her husband, Jamie Churchill; two sons, Jeffrey Duane Churchill and his wife, Ester, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tres Churchill and his wife, Maia, of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Judith Christia Churchill of Hector; Janis Juli’Ann Rowlands and her husband, Don, of Hector; and Christia D’Ann Churchill and her partner, Monica Gill, of Austin; a brother, Billy Paris and his wife, Lois, of Corpus Christi; 11 grandchildren: Summer Calais Grier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Meaghan Nicole Tawil of Cibolo, Texas, Grant Alexander Lezama Churchill of Corpus Christi, Sara Christia Geater of Dover, Laura Suzanne Freeman of Russellville, Mary Elyse Rowlands and Catherine Grace Rowlands, both of Hector, and Gilliann Claire Churchill, Elena Christia Churchill, Elijah Rey Churchill and Noah Street Churchill, all of Austin; four great-grandchildren, Levi William Welsh of Hector, Cate Elizabeth Freeman of Russellville, Jordan Matthew Slocum Tawil of Cibolo, and Jake Allen Geater of Dover; special cousins, James and Shirlie Chadwick of Dover; and her lifelong best friend, Carolyn Klump of Goliad, Texas.