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“Miss you grandmother but i know i can meet you someday if i follow the lord ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Zoie - Texarkana, AR - grandchild

“We were privileged to meet Violet and Sheldon on our visit to Texarkana to stay with Shelly, Mike, Jonathon & Caitlin when our son David was part of...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Bill & Ruth Anderson

“Violet was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and I know she will be missed. Her work and legacy live on in her kind son Clayton and her...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Amanda Barnes - Demopolis, AL

“Our prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Vicki Murchison and family - TX

“VIOLET AND SHELDON WERE ALWAYS AT OUR FAMILY REUNIONS AND WE WOULD CATCH UP A LITTLE. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. THE PHOTOS SHOW THE LOVE SHE FELT...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: JEWEL MERCER BARTON - MANGHAM, LA

“Sheldon, and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but I know that Ms Violet is with her Lord and is loving His tender embraces right now.....R...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonda Rhodes - Ashdown, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family through the loss of such a wonderful women. I will never forget the smile Mrs Violet had on her face...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Dockery - Demopolis, AL

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Randy & Belinda Boykin - Bastrop, LA

“Dear Aunt, There are no words to say what joy you brought to people in your presence. You always brightened a gloomy day with your heart-warming...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Blake DeCorte - Bastrop, LA

“Sheldon and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Bobby & Donna Bush - Texarkana, AR

“Praying for you all. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kerri and Randy Crocker - TX

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time! ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Stinnett Baldwin - Ashdown, AR

“We're sorry to hear of your loss. The family will be in our prayers! ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Howard and Faye Stinnett - AR

“I was so sorry to read about Violet this morning in the paper. I meet Violet when I was working for Century Bank in Ashdown. She was a very strong...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Fran Williams - Lockesburg, AR

“WE LOVE YOU !! ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Owens West - Jones, LA

“Some of the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touchedthey are felt with the HEART !! ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Shirley West - Jones, LA

“I have almost been alive for as long as Violet and Sheldon have been married. I knew her when I was a child and though the years have widened the...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Shawn McVay Norris - Carthage, TX

“I have known Violet for alittle over 50 years.I was six years old when my big brother,Sheldon brought her into our lives.She was more like a big...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Eileen McVay DeCorte - Bastrop, LA

“My fondest memories of Violet go back to my childhood. When we lived in Crosset Ark. Mom would take us to visit them or they would come to Crosset. I...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Melody McVay dillard - LA

“Aunt Violet was a wonderful, loving, Godly woman and I was always cherish my memories with her. She's praising God! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Lindy McVay - Ashdown, AR - Neice


Violet Marie McVay, age 68, of Ashdown, AR left this world on February 25, 2012.
Mrs. McVay was born March 12, 1943 in Oak Grove, LA and has lived in Ashdown, AR for the past 43 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, grammy, and sister. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Ashdown and the Arden EH Club, as well as participating in many community activities. Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Viola Eppinette; her father-in-law, Chalmos McVay; four brothers James Eppinette, Billy Eppinette, Travis Eppinette, and Stanley Eppinette; and her great-grandson, Keagan Altenbaumer.

Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Sheldon McVay; one daughter, Shelly McVay Walsh and husband Mike of Texarkana, TX; three sons, Michael McVay and wife Kim of Texarkana, AR; Mark McVay and wife Trish of Demopolis, AL; and Clayton McVay and wife Gabrielle also of Demopolis, AL; Mother-in-law, Myrtle McVay of Bastrop. LA; two sisters, Jimmie White and husband June of Bastrop,LA and Barbara Haddock and husband David of Bastrop, LA; three brother-in-laws, Dwain McVay of Monroe, LA; Keith McVay and wife Joan of Bastrop, LA; and Ricky McVay and wife Melinda of Ashdown, AR; one sister-in-law. Eileen Decorte and husband Danny of Bastrop, LA; twelve grandchildren, Clay McVay, Patrick Peske, Jessica Altenbaumer and husband Jason, Cody Lewis, Jonathan Walsh, Caitlin Walsh, Zoie McVay, Logan McVay, Clayton McVay Jr., James Chandler McVay, Sara Kathleen McVay, and Chance McVay; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Altenbaumer and Rylan Altenbaumer; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday February 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, AR.

Funeral Services will be at Central Baptist Church in Ashdown, on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am. Officiating the service will be Mrs. McVay's nephew, Alan Eppinette of Bastrop, LA and Ron Chesser of Ashdown, AR. Pall Bearers will be Violet's nephews Health Eppinette, Owens West, Robert Eppinette, Lance West, Stephen Eppinette, Blake Decorte, and Josh McVay.Honorary pall bearers include nephews; Adam McVay, Donald McVay, Richard "Dickey" McVay, Zachary McVay, Morgan McVay, Stanley Eppinette, Audie Eppinette, And Kevin Eppinette.

In Leui of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the "Kaleidoscope of Caring, Inc.", P.O.Box 21517 Little Rock, AR 72221-1517 in memory of Violet McVay c/o HHC inpatient facility in Little Rock. (Charity tax fund id #71-0789703) www.kaleidoscopekids.org.

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