Arley "Jay" Stewart, 81, of Ward was born on July 14, 1932 and died June 6, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ellis and Edith Stewart of Austin; four sisters, Clarice Smith of Searcy, Juanita Fulks and Eva Overturf of Austin, and Emogene Lambert of Cabot.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ida (Rita) Stewart; two sons James Allen (Tina) of Springdale, Bruce Lynn (Rita) of Ward; six grandchildren; one brother Wesley Wayne Stewart of Ward; and A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 10 at McArthur Assembly Of God in Jacksonville with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.