(Barbara) Ann Corkill Crossett of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, September 22, 2022, in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her loving family by her side. Ann was born June 6, 1937, to Charles Merchia Corkill and Lilly Mae (Porter) Corkill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was 85 years old, an ex-school teacher and a longtime member of the Waldron United Methodist Church.
Ann was born the third of four children (Charles Corkill of Austin TX, Connie Fuller of Pine Bluff, and the late Patsy Strode also of Pine Bluff, respectively). She graduated from Pine Bluff High in 1955 and was awarded a full college scholarship. She attended college at ASU and Arkansas A & M (now UAM) and earned a teaching degree. While attending UAM she met and married the love of her life, Buddy Crossett, in Monticello. After graduating college, she began her lifelong teaching career in Star City, Arkansas. She touched the lives of many young impressionable students of all ages in Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama over the span of her 30 plus year career. Ann was an educator, mentor, and friend to many students, colleagues, and fellow educators. She also earned a master’s degree in teaching from ATU in the late 1980’s. Ann was also involved in a variety of various organization including church, Waldron Chamber of Commerce, and Waldron Boys and Girls Club. She volunteered her time and devoted herself to helping in any capacity she could. Ann loved spending time with her family and friends making forever memories. Attending her weekly bridge club with her friends brought joy and laughter to her week for the last 15 years.
Ann leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Lesa Ballou and husband Harold of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Richard Crossett II and wife Sherri of Searcy, Arkansas and Lori Crossett of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny Ann will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Nathan Ballou, Christopher Ballou, Autumn Glisson and Hunter Crossett as well as two great grandchildren (Josie & Elle). Ann is also survived by one brother Charles Corkill and one sister Connie Fuller. Ann will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and loved ones. Ann was preceded in death by loving husband of 55 years, Buddy Crossett, her parents, Charles and Lilly Mae Corkill, and one sister, Patsy Strode.
Ann's celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Waldron United Methodist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Diane Miller and Pastor Roger Rice officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Ann's visitation will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Memorials may be directed to the Boys and Girls Club of Scott County, or Waldron United Methodist Church
You may leave words of comfort and remembrance for Ann's family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.