Sue Rowe Fendley, 90 of the Fendley Community, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. She was born in the Sodom Community in Clark County, the daughter of Luther and Cora Woodall Rowe. She was a member of the Oak Grove Community Church. She and her husband operated Fendley’s Dairy for many years. Sue was affectionately known as the “Country Cook,” loved gardening, quilting, fishing and bluegrass festivals. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years, Duel Artean Fendley; and a brother, Lowell Rowe.
Survivors include four sons, Roy (Jeanie) Fendley and Tad (Joanna) Fendley, all of Fendley, W. L. (Darlene) Fendley and Sammy (Kathy) Fendley, all of Arkadelphia; one daughter, Carolyn (Doug) Shell of Arkadelphia; two sisters, Betty Boone of Lavaca, and Rebecca Kilby of Hot Springs; a “Special Sissy,” Fern Lambert of Amity; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel in Arkadelphia with Mike Fendley and Bryan Fendley officiating. Burial will be in the Brushy Cemetery. Visitation will be 6–8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Brushy Cemetery Association c/o Gerald Fendley, 2718 Fendley Rd., Amity, AR 71921 or Oak Grove Community Church Building Fund, Box 195, Amity, AR 71921. Sign the online guest book at