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Viola Lucille Mason-Killins-Thompson

February 19, 1925 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 92)
Viola Lucille Mason-Killins-Thompson, 92, of Russellville, died Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville. Born February 19, 1925, at Bull Frog Valley, she was a daughter to Gilbert B. Mason and Florence E. Rosson-Mason. She soon became a sister to James Russell Mason and had two sisters and two brothers who each died in infancy. She was born a granddaughter, a niece and a cousin.

Viola was a homemaker and worked in the poultry industry both growing chickens and in the Valmac Processing Plant in Dardanelle. She was much-loved in her community and inspired many with what she considered her greatest accomplishment being a 19-year cancer survivor. She was an annual volunteer at the Pope County Fair, and member of Extension Homemakers, the Appleton Quilting Club, and enriched her Christian faith & fellowship with the Appleton Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed music, traveling, quilting, crocheting, and creating beautiful award-winning paper roses. She was well-known for her famous yeast rolls, jellies and ice cream salt pickles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Bert Killins; her second husband, Donald Gene Thompson; a son, Daniel Killins; a brother, James Russell Mason; two sisters and two brothers who each died in infancy; and two great granddaughters, Shenna Kay and Jenna Elizabeth Lovejoy.

Viola became a wife to Bert R. Killins and with Bert became a mother to Virginia Killins-Lovejoy, husband Mike; John D. Killins, wife Sheryl; Michael R. Killins, wife Carol; and, Daniel G. Killins, wife Pam. In time, she became a wife to Donald G. Thompson and stepmother to his two little girls.

She became Grandmother to "Jim" James Michael Lovejoy; Great Grandmother to Shenna Kay and Jenna Elizabeth Lovejoy; and Great Great Grandmother to "Ellie" Elizabeth Grace Fugate.

She became Grandmother to John Aaron Lovejoy, wife Regina; Great Grandmother to Mikel, Dylan, Russell, wife Starr, Haley and Tawny Lovejoy. Great Great Grandmother to Gunner, Khloe and Raelynn.

She became Grandmother to Will I. Lang, wife Janell.

She became Grandmother to Jason D. Killins, wife Anita. Great Grandmother to Zachary and Anna Killins.

She became Grandmother to Lisa Elaine Millard, husband Rick. Great Grandmother to Brittney Howell, husband Kris. Great Grandmother to Mason Millard. Great Great Grandmother to Serenity and Manning.

She became Grandmother to Iziah Killins, Jeremy Scott Killins, wife Mercy. Great Grandmother to Jasmin Jadine and "MJ" Gavin Killins.

She became Grandmother to LaDawn Ross, husband Daniel. Great Grandmother to Hunter, wife Emilee, Mason and Christian Ross. Great Great Grandmother Alliee Ross.

She became Grandmother to LaCricia, husband Adam Swift, Winnie Guthrie, Nathaniel, wife Jackie Guthrie. Great Grandmother to Noah, Jonah, Kaysn, Behr Ira and Jude.

She became Grandmother to Kirk Daniel Killins, wife Brandi. Great Grandmother to Gracey, Linley and Slate Killins.
She became Grandmother to Daron K. Killins, wife Destiny. Great Grandmother to Adan, Alivia, Daniel and Ridge Killins.

She became Grandmother to Sarah Kay Samuels, husband "Bubba." Great Grandmother to Abby Samuels.

Funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Humphrey Chapel. Carol Killins, Pam Simpson and Virginia Lovejoy will officiate. Music for the service will be provided by grandchildren & great grandchildren, Jason Killins, Brittney Howell, Jadine Killins, "MJ" Killins, LaCricia Swift, Winnie Guthrie, Lisa Millard and Will Lang, all accompanied by Beth Sorrells on the keyboard. Burial will be at Rushing Cemetery in Dover, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm, on Friday, December 15, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pope County Memorial Chair - Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802. Internet obituary and online guestbook are available at

Cemetery Details

Rushing Cemetery
Rushing Road
Dover, AR,


DEC 15. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Funeral Service

DEC 16. 1:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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