Ethel Ann Fountain of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her blessed Savior Saturday, March 12, 2016. Ethel was born to Theofiel Oscar “TO” Vilt and Irene Roberta Pool Vilt on October 6, 1946 in Utica, New York. She was united in marriage to Lee Fountain on May 22, 1981.
Ethel was a devoted Christian and had a beautiful soul. She was a faithful and loving wife to her beloved husband of 34 years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She prayed fervently for the needs of her family and friends. Ethel was the mender of socks, the baker of cookies, and a friend to the hurting. She always gave graciously of her time, talents, and care to others. Though she was an only child, she had many friends that she dearly treasured. Her uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, though they were miles away, they were always close to her heart. Ethel was a bank teller by trade, but all of her customers knew her as friend. Her classmates, the Bearcats of ’64, had a special place in her heart and she loved reminiscing with them. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lee Fountain; son, Marcus Jones and wife Jessica;
Daughter, Shannon Lyle and husband Wes; granddaughters, Bethany, Tabatha and Krista Jones; grandsons, Brady and Jake Lyle; step-sons, Brent Fountain and wife Shelley; Brad Fountain and wife Andy; step-grandchildren, Tori Davis and husband Steve, Dusty and Brett Fountain, Kaitlin Lyle, Colton and Adrian Thomas; step-great-grandchildren, Abagail, Paislee, and Tucker Davis.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents TO and Irene Vilt, her paternal grandparents, Jarosav Rudolf and Anna Ley Vilt, and her maternal grandparents, Bertram Augusta Pool and Ethel Dency Bumgardner Pool Wright.
Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, March 16, at the Cherry Hill Methodist Church, Brother Mark Lyle will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Crest Cemetery.
Serving as Pall Bearers will be Arvin Egger, Frankie Davis, Jason Posey, Scott Egger, Kris Lyle and Michael Hunter.
Honorary Pall Bearers are: James Bates and James Hill.
Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday March 15, 2016 at Beasley Wood Chapel from 6-8:00 p.m.