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Zelma Rea Taylor

November 24, 1923 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 95)


Zelma Rea Taylor, 96, of Fort Smith made the journey to her heavenly home July 20, 2019. She was born November 24, 1923 in Charleston, AR to the late Rosco and Florence Wilhoit.

Zelma dedicated her life and devoted it to her family, raising her two daughters Joyce and Sharon while showing her love to her grandchildren, to whom she was known as “Maw Tay”.

Zelma was known for her cooking, baking and famous pies, sewing and her love of crocheting. From recipes to homemade blankets, we will always cherish her talents. She was a life long member of Northside Baptist Church in Charleston, she loved the Lord and lived her life accordingly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Hazel, Mildred, and Frankie; her beloved husband Roy Taylor; daughter, Joyce Lee Dolan; grandson Tommy Reed; two son-in-laws Tommy Haney and Jack Dolan.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving daughter Sharon Haney of Fort Smith; Grandson Curtis Haney of Fort Smith; Granddaughter Jaquelyn and her husband Brian Shafer of Fort Smith; great grandchildren Olivia Haney of Broken Arrow, OK,; Ashley, Emily, and Nicholas Khodayari all of Fort Smith; one niece Carol Muro of Torrence, CA.

A private family service will be held under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, AR

There is no planned visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family graciously request memorial contributions be made to a local charity of choice.

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