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Claudia Ann Willison was born on her father’s birthday, September 6, 1941, to Arthur and Maudie Long in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She departed this life on March 9, 2020 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas. She was 78 years old.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Arthur and Maudie Long.

Claudia is survived by a daughter, Debbie and her husband, Dennis Rose of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. For the last three years, they have been her support and caregivers in her battle with cancer. She is also survived by a daughter, Delores Willison; a son, Ricky Willison; two granddaughters; a grandson; a son-in-law, Mark Allen; a sister, Eva Joe Williams; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by a host of other relatives and friends. Of special mention is her dear friend, Wanda Stark, who has been a constant source of comfort and assistance in so many ways.

Claudia was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. She served for thirty years as the office secretary which was the joy of her life.

Funeral services for Claudia Ann Willison will held Friday, March 13, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Lee Moses and Barry O’Dell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.




  1. Margie Ann Busch
    March 12, 2020 @ 7:46 am

    Debbie & Den… Mere words cannot express the sympathy.. My heart is breaking for you both on the loss of Claudia. Sending heartfelt prayers that God will provide comfort from the grief, strength to get you through this and happiness in all the many lovely memories you have of your time together. I love you, Deb. I know first hand how hard this is and I so wish there was something I could do to make this easier. Just know that I am only a phone call or message away and always here for you. You are a true blessing in my life.


  2. Brenda and Bruce Baldridge and family
    March 12, 2020 @ 9:51 am

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your precious mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you very much. I pray you all find comfort and peace. Claudia was a warrior. She fought a hard fight. Rest easy knowing she will forever be in the arms of Jesus. She definitely earned her wings yo fly. RiP sweet Angel.


    • Anna Crowe
      March 12, 2020 @ 8:13 pm

      Debbie, Jimmy and I offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Sending prayers for peace and comfort! Anna


  3. Jackie DePriest Kenyon
    March 12, 2020 @ 2:08 pm

    She was a kind and loving person,She will truly be missed!My thoughts and prayers!


    • Karen Huff
      March 13, 2020 @ 10:22 pm

      So very sorry cuz😢❤🙏 Love, hugs and prayers for you and Dennis.


  4. Paula Rivers
    March 12, 2020 @ 7:10 pm

    Claudia was the absolute best neighbor! I will miss her love and friendship so very much! She was always watching out for us and our fur babies. She was such a beautiful person to know! My condolences to you Dennis and Debbie. Sending prayers and hugs.


  5. Roberta Jones
    March 12, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

    Thinking about those of you, who Claudia loved in her adult life. We spent good times together, when we were young. Claudia and I were second cousins, and close to the same age. I know she was a treasure to all of you.


  6. Kathleen Boyle Kennedy
    March 13, 2020 @ 6:00 am

    My deepest condolances for your families loss.


  7. Dean Williams
    March 13, 2020 @ 1:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Claudia was a very special person and will be missed by all. Deepest sympathy.


    • Shana Cochran
      March 19, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

      Debbie & Dennis, know that your heart is heavy with the loss of Claudia; she was a good person and she loved and appreciated you and your care and love always. You have my deepest sympathies,sending prayers and hugs. May God fold you in His comforting arms. God bless you and your wonderful memories of your Claudia.


  8. Maggie Moses
    March 13, 2020 @ 6:02 pm

    Claudia was a very dear lady, and special to me and my family. She was like another mom to my oldest son, and like another grandma to my grandkids. She was one of the most loving and hospitable people I have ever known. She touched so many lives, brought so much happiness to so many. I was privileged and grateful to have her friendship and support. I will miss her.


  9. Cindi Poulson
    March 13, 2020 @ 6:39 pm

    Debbie and Dennis, there aren’t enough words to express how very sorry I am for your loss. Momma Claudia was a very special lady and will forever hold a special place in my heart. Your mom would be very proud of you Deb for how you have handled things. Love you so much and may you rest in peace Momma Claudia.


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