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Mary Lou Houston
Mary Lou Houston
Mary Lou Houston

Mary Lou Houston, 79 of Clarendon, died Tuesday, February 22 at Chambers Nursing Home Center in Carlisle.

Mary Lou was born November 8, 1937 in Brinkley, Arkansas to George Middleton and Amanda Hubbard-Middleton.

Mary Lou was raised in the Snows Addition area of the Brinkley Community and Clarendon.

Mary Lou attended the Clarendon public School system and G.W. Carver High School.

Mary Lou was a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Clarendon for the past three years. She was formerly a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church in Clarendon and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe.

Mary Lou was a homemaker, devoted wife mother and grandmother.

“Lou-Lou” as Mary Lou, was affectionately known, enjoyed quilting, arts & crafts, reading, cooking, and music. She had a collection of Jet Magazine that span several decades. She enjoyed watching Westerns on television. Her favorite pass time was family and friends; and attending the Mid Delta Senior Citizens Center and Mid-South Health System in Brinkley.

He parents, a brother George Middleton Jr.; two sisters Viola Arnold and Ethel Lee Davis all preceded Mary Lou in death.

Survivors are: three sons: Rickey Houston and Victor (Theresa) Houston both of Valdosta, GA; and Tommy Houston of Clarendon, AR; three daughters: Rosarita (Larry Sr.) Lott, LaVera (Reverend Willie Sr.) Gilmore and Lynette Houston all of Clarendon, AR; a brother in law Weston (Vernice) Arnold of Holly Grove, AR; an uncle Eddie B. Hubbard of Clarendon, AR; a dear friend of many years Veona Rivers of Clarendon, AR; twenty five grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren other relatives and friends.


Friday, March 3, 2017

6 Until 8 PM

Philadelphia M.B. Church

404 Park Street

Clarendon, Arkansas


Funeral Services:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

10:30 A.M.

Clarendon Housing Authority Executive Hall

630 Madison Street

Clarendon, Arkansas

Reverend Willie Gilmore- Officiant



Haven of Rest Cemetery

Brinkley, Arkansas

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