Lillie B. Friend

November 6, 1928 - April 24, 2017
Lillie B. Friend

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Lillie B. Friend, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Lillie was born November 6, 1928 in Joiner, AR to Charles E. Walker and Deamie B. Gates.  She grew up in Memphis, TN and was active in the USO and crowned “Miss Army Depot” during WWII.  She graduated from The American Business School with a degree in Business Management.  During her lifetime, her line of business was sales.  Lillie never met a stranger, and her greatest accomplishment was being the first woman Station Manager over two locations of Avis Truck Division in Tampa, FL.  In her later years, she worked in sales in Minneapolis, MN with American Garment and was top producer for the company.

Lillie was a kind and loving woman, who went out of her way to encourage and compliment others.  She always loved to tell people how pretty their hair was and how beautiful they looked that day.  She was of the Christian faith and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years and 4 months, Ken A. Friend; daughters, Leslea Fargnoli (Michael) and Ila Pandegirot; step-children, Arland (Marcia), Kevin, Brian (Keely), and Theresa Friend, and Mary Haynes; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Walter R. Brewer, Jr. and stepson, Mark Friend.

At the family’s request, services will be private.

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  • May 30, 2017
    RaeAnn Collier says:
    I remember visiting Lillie when she lived in Arden. She was always bright and cherry. She welcomed us when we first went there as strangers. We miss her and are sure that her family does.