Doris Marie Bandy

Monday, January 11, 2021

Doris Marie Bandy, 84, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Manila to the late J.J. and Margie White Wilson, she was a 1955 graduate of Manila High School and had been a Leachville resident since 1964. She was a longtime employee of the former Brown Shoe Company in Leachville and later retired from Frolic Footwear in Monette. Doris was a member of First Baptist Church in Leachville and was active in the Hannah Sunday School Class. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed sewing for her friends and family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, A.J. Bandy of the home; two sons, Randy Bandy (Stephanie) of Leachville and Miles Bandy (Angie) of Bono. She also leaves three grandsons, Zachary Bandy, Casey Bandy and Cameron Bandy; and two great-granddaughters, Adalynn and Alayna; one sister, Louise Frye of Greers Ferry, and a very dear friend, Berniece Jackson.

Graveside funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Leachville Cemetery with Pastor David Price officiating. The family will receive visitors Wednesday evening from 6-8 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville.

Honorary pallbearers will include Ronnie Metcalf, Marvin Brown, Ronnie McFarland, Hugh Wayne Rose, David Wildy, Paul Wildy, Mike Willyerd and Berniece Jackson. Friends may sign the online guest register at