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Helen Rae Ewing
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Obituary for Helen Rae Ewing

Helen Rae Ewing, 100, met the arms of her Savior on July 18, 2017. She passed peacefully at her home in Hot Springs. The second daughter of five children, she was born on February 24, 1917 to parents Ellis Batterton and Vada Kemp Batterton. She was a founding member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, which was pastored by her husband, John B. Ewing, until his death in 1958. She was employed by the Earl Gill Coffee Company in Hot Springs from 1960 until 2011.

Mrs. Ewing is survived by her daughter, Joan Collier (Larry), grandchildren, Lucretia Ragan (Chris) and Kevin Collier, great-grandchildren Dylan Ragan and Madison Ragan, and sister, Winnie Chunn.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Batterton, Elbert Batterton and Billy Batterton.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5pm to 7pm at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted 10am Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Collier, Chris Ragan, Dylan Ragan, Ronnie Batterton, Bradley Batterton and Patrick Westerman.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Tim English, First Free Will Baptist Church, Katie Bailey, Julie Williams and Kindred Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913





10:00 AM
First Free Will Baptist Church

901 West St. Louis
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913


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