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   Jolie Dawn (Pendarvis) Washam, beloved wife of Bradley Dale Washam, passed away peacefully in her home on February 14, 2024. Born on February 20, 1974, she was 49 years old.
   Jolie will be profoundly missed by her devoted husband Bradley and their two cherished children, Brynn Olivia Washam (18) and Braelyn Saige Dolores Washam (14). She is survived by her loving in-laws, Dale and Ann Washam.
   She leaves behind her younger sister Julie Pendarvis Rich and husband Larry Rich of Jonesboro, Arkansas, as well as her younger brother Jody Dan Pendarvis and wife Andrea Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Jolie was an incredibly proud aunt to her nieces: Jaden Rich Martin (spouse Chase Martin), Halle Rich, Carley Rich, Ava Pendarvis, Brooklynn Pendarvis, and Macie Pendarvis. In addition, she leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins that she loved deeply.
Jolie was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores McGhee Pendarvis, her father, Joey Wayne Pendarvis, her aunt Kathryn Pendarvis, her grandparents Joddie Ray and Trecie E. Robinson Pendarvis, and her grandparents Ralph and Lurene Diles McGhee.
   A dedicated educator, Jolie’s legacy shines bright through her work as a teacher at Fairview Elementary in West Plains, Missouri, and as a middle school Math and Science teacher at Mammoth Spring School District. Her impact on her students was immeasurable, as evidenced by the heartfelt testimonials shared by students at senior nights and graduations. Her colleagues also held her in high esteem, recognizing her dedication and passion for teaching. For it wasn’t about the subject matter; it was about love and support for each and every person as they navigate life. Jolie’s caring went far beyond her students’ graduations.
Known as the ultimate sports mom, Jolie could always be found cheering on her daughters at softball and basketball games. Her unwavering support and enthusiasm for every player on every team will be remembered fondly. She took great pride in her alma mater, the Mammoth Spring Bears, and her fondest memories were watching her girls play. She loved spending summer holidays at the river laughing at the canoeing spills on the falls and watching the kids swing off the rope swing. She was also a dedicated fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals, often spending vacations attending their games with her family.
   When not at a sporting event, Jolie could be found on the farm, bush hogging, fixing fence, lopping thorns and cedars, spreading fertilizer, raking hay for her brother, talking to her cows, and bossing Brad. She had a fierce love for her family and friends, renowned not only for her Neiman-Marcus Bars but also for her compassion, empathy, bravery, and strength in battling cancer. Her faith was an inspiration to many.
   Jolie was a member of the Lord’s church at the Mammoth Spring church of Christ. Her greatest desire was to be a Christian example and spend eternity with her Lord and Savior. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her but we have hope in Christ that we will be reunited with her one day if we are in Him. Though her leaving this earth leaves an empty space in so many hearts, there is solace in knowing she is now with our Lord and Savior and has been healed. Jolie was the best big sister and the best aunt.

  Forever in our hearts, rest in peace, Jolie.


   Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

   Interment will be on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Riverside Cemetery, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Simmons Bank for a college fund for Brynn and Braelyn Washam.



  1. Korrie Vance
    February 15, 2024 @ 6:13 pm

    Mrs. Washam was my favorite teacher in the world. She taught 5th grade at FairView and changed my life. She introduced me to the world of Harry Potter and I loved when she would read to us after recess and make all the voices for the characters. She taught me how to be a teacher and I model her everyday in my own 6th grade classroom. Thank you, Mrs. Washam for the impact you made on me.


  2. Erica Frazier
    February 15, 2024 @ 8:16 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Jolie!


  3. Clemmie
    February 15, 2024 @ 8:32 pm

    A wonderful human being that was loved by many friends, students & family. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts & prayers to everyone.


  4. Terrie Honeycutt
    February 16, 2024 @ 10:37 am

    Jolie was a true gem of a find. I was truly blessed to be able to be her Principal when she taught the students at Fairview RXI School District. Teaching them with all she had and more was her passion! I never had to worry if Mrs. Washam was doing her job or not because she always did her job to the upmost! Her students benefitted from her love not just of learning but of her love for kids. I can truly say that she was a Shining Star and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences for your loss. Sending love and prayers.
    Ms. Honeycutt
    Fairview RXI Principal


  5. Marla Rogers
    February 16, 2024 @ 10:56 am

    Julie, Jody, and family, I extend my sympathy to your families. Unfortunately, I share sibling loss as well. I remember when Jolie and Julie were born. We all attended the small Thayer Church of Christ building across the street from the old Thayer elementary school. I thought those little girls were so beautiful and they’ve remained so today. RIP in peace Jolie and rejoice with your parents in Jesus name.


  6. Dennis & Diana Walsh
    February 17, 2024 @ 9:22 am

    Jolie will be missed by everyone who knew her. God bless her and her loving family. Go in Peace.


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