Gracie Arretis Hickmon Scantlin

  • Born: October 23, 1928
  • Died: April 9, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143
Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gracie Arretis Hickmon Scantlin, age 87 of Searcy, went to be with her Savior Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was born October 23, 1928 at Bradford, daughter of Hinkle and Arretis VanWinkle Hickmon. Gracie was a member of West Side Church of Christ and loved her family, her church family, her flowers, the birds and doing for others. She is survived by two brothers, Ray Hickmon of Bradford, Andy Hickmon of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Ruth Rhew of Bradford; sister-in-law Neda Hickmon, whom she thought of as a sister; sister-in-law Ruth Skinner; brother-in-law Dale Scantlin; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Missy. Gracie is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Paul Scantlin; her parents; five brothers, John, Carl, Bill, Clinton and Cleve; two sisters, Lois Alexander Goad and Irene Hickmon. Though Gracie never had children of her own, she was many "persons" to our family. To Ray, who was only sixteen years old when their dad passed and the oldest left at home, she was his little strong-willed sister - they were close to the end. To Ruth she was also the strong-willed sister and took care of her - they were also close to the end. To Andy she was like a mother, but spoiled him like a grandmother - to the nieces and nephews she was a second mother to some of we older ones, a grandmother to some of we younger ones. Whether sister, aunt, mother, second mother or grandmother, we all loved her very much and we will miss her so very much!!! Visitation is Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Smith Cemetery. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Bald Knob.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We all love Aunt Gracie.

Posted by Charles and Freda Christian - Family   April 16, 2016

Aunt Gracie lived up to her name as a gracious, graceful and kind lady. We wish that she could be here to share those qualities with her great-great nephew Daniel in the years to come. We love her and miss her.

Posted by Scott & Jill Christian - Family   April 11, 2016