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Monica Ralls (Kuykendall)

Monica Ralls (Kuykendall), age 40, passed away in her home in Cove, Arkansas while surrounded by loved ones on, October 14, 2021. She was born January 13, 1981, in Talihina, Oklahoma to Linda Sue (Walker) Hoyl and Bobby Ray Kuykendall.

Monica was known as “Meema” to most, and one of her greatest passions in life was that of her kids at the pre-school where she worked as a pre-school teacher. She was a devoted Christian and loved worshipping the Lord.  Monica was a very caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and Meema. Her greatest passion in life was spending time with her boys. 

Mrs. Monica Ralls is preceded in death by her father Bobby Ray Kuykendall. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Jamie Ralls; sons, Gavin Ralls, Dayton Ralls, and Braylen Ralls; grandchildren, Zion and Adalyn Tena, mother, Linda Hoyl; stepmother, Gale Kuykendall; Brother, Victor Kuykendall, and wife Tracy; sisters, Bobbie Hinsley and husband Darrell, Valerie Cureton and husband Trevan, Shana Fuquay and husband Mickey, special friend Lorena Tena, and spiritual mother, Kim Parks.

Services for Mrs. Monica Ralls will be graveside at Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. with EJ Tena and Ron Ladd officiating.

Pallbearers are Troy Dickison, Chris Smith, Brian Strother, Jeff Richardson, Kevin Bailey, Heath Toon, Bradley Roberts, and Cott Peterson.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dwight Barrett, Damon Canada, Josh Parks, and Chad Broach.

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