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Linda Nell Switzer

October 31, 1948 — December 28, 2017

Linda Nell Switzer

Linda Nell Switzer, 69, of Salem, Arkansas, passed away, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.

She was born in Batesville, Arkansas on October 31, 1948, daughter of Theda Marie (Bray) and the late Jesse Howard Sanders. Linda spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was united in marriage to the Paul M. Switzer in Byron, Arkansas on October 28, 1971 and from this union two daughters were born, Christy and Tina. During her working years, she was a beautician then worked at Salem High School in the cafeteria until she retired. After high school, she attended cosmetology school in Kansas City and her sister was her first guinea pig. Linda attended Byron Presbyterian Church in Byron. She enjoyed traveling out west but always willing and ready to go anywhere, sewing, fishing and riding four wheelers. Linda loved her family and loved cooking for them. Some of her best dishes include chocolate rolls and biscuits.

Linda is survived by her husband, Paul M. Switzer of Salem; daughters, Christy Ashley and husband Billy and Tina Goodman and husband Shane all of Salem; granddaughter, Kriston Tharp and husband Cody of Salem; mother, Theda Sanders of Salem; sister, Donna Sanders and husband Rickey of Viola; niece, Jill Wilson and husband Jarret of Mountain Home; nephews, Kevin Sanders of Viola, Brian Sanders and Lottie of Fayetteville and David Sanders and wife Ashley of Little Rock and a host of great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Sanders; brother, Howard Sanders and great niece, Kennedy Sanders.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 30, 2017 beginning at 10:00 AM with Bro. John Hodges officiating at Byron Presbyterian Church in Byron. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery in Byron. Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Don Taylor and Tom Newman

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.


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Friday, December 29, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Salem First Baptist Church

552 US-62, Salem, AR 72576

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