Thursday, January 30, 1969
Spotlight On...

Mrs. Mary Ella Bass Audas celebrated her 92nd birthday last Wednesday, January 22nd in the Pinewood Nursing Home. Mrs. Audas was the daughter of Harvey and Harriet Huie Bass and has been a livelong resident of Scott County. Her young days were spent in the Evening Shade community, where she went to school and was married in her home there to William Allen (Bill) Audas, by Rev. John Byers. Mr. Audas was a farmer, for the most of his life but ran a drey service between Ft. Smith and Waldron, worked in a cotton gin and for many years was town constable of Waldron prior to his death at which time he was almost blind. To this union were born 4 children, Ted, Clark, Melba and Billye Audas Ragsdale. Mrs. Audas has two grandchildren, Clyde Audas and Lavo Zagar; 4 great grandchildren: Drinda, Joan, Eclanna and Frank; 2 great- great grandchildren, Leanne and Mitchell. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in which she was always a faithful and willing worker. Even though Mrs. Audas is somewhat hard of hearing she is still very alert and will tell you what a wonderful and full life she has had and how thankful she is for all her many many friends.

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