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I shared this with my father, Mary's brother, Terry Mack. Please accept our very belated condolences and know my dad loved and respected Mary greatly.

Posted by: Barbara Nichols - Austin, TX - Niece   Jun 15, 2014

Mary was a dearest friend here in Recife (Brazil). I wish I could have meet her, before today. Missing her very much.

Posted by: Gilka Nobre - Recife, Brazil - friend forever   Jan 13, 2013

Thomas, Renie, and Daniel, my deepest sympathies.on your loss. Your mom was a smart, wise woman. I admired her tremendously. She had the gift of really listening, and making you feel like what you had to say mattered.

Posted by: Joe Newberry - Raleigh, NC - Friend   Nov 26, 2012

Mary could walk into a room and bring happiness with her. She had
a wonderful, joyful spirit. She once told me that I had to do that
thing that I was most afraid of. We were in classes together at
UALR, Masters in GT. Mary shared her energy with all of us.
She will be remembered with a smile. She and I attended the
first Governor's School reception at Hendrix. We are in her debt.
Polly Bakker

Posted by: Polly Bakker - Conway, AR - Friend   Nov 23, 2012

Dear Renie , I am so sorry I did not know your mother,she sounded so wonderful and accomplished. You were fortunate to have had her so long. Will be thinking of you because I know how much you will miss her. Love, Sunny Steed Evans

Posted by: Sunny Steed Evans - AR   Nov 21, 2012

I grew up in Horseshoe Bend and Mary was my 12th grade English teacher. She was very interesting and funny. She always had a smile and made everyone feel special. She cared about our well-being and I think she sponsored the previous year senior's night to encourage safety. My senior year she sponsored our Senior Breakfast at a local resturant. She took us to see Fiddler on the Roof during school and we thought that was really neat. However, a

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Posted by: Paula - Vilonia, AR   Nov 21, 2012

Dr. Prentice was a special lady. Her wonderful stories made her classes very interesting. She cared for each student and was careful to teach us to care for the students as well. She had so much energy and was always ready to help her students. She along with the other great teachers at UALR helped many of us set up outstanding gifted programs in the state. She will not be forgotten.

Posted by: Mary Alice Clinton - Heber Springs, AR   Nov 21, 2012

It is rare that you meet someone as special as Mary. She had so many gifts and talents that it would be impossible to name them all. One of her most amazing gifts was the way she made us all feel so special to her. Everyone who had the good fortune to come in contact with her felt as though their 'relationship' with Dr. Prentice was personal and 'special.' We will all carry special places in our hearts for her always.

Posted by: Renee Treadwell - Monticello, AR   Nov 20, 2012

She always had a smile on her face. It seemed like it was coming from within. She was a wonderful teacher. I am so so glad that my daughter Lori had her in school at Malden. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Posted by: Linda Tackett - Newbern, TN - friend of Thomas   Nov 20, 2012

Mary was not only my pastor's wife, but she was also my junior high english teacher. She was easily the most important teacher I ever had. She had a way of making every student feel as if they were the most important person in the world and that there wasn't anything we couldn't accomplish, which is extremely important to 12-13 year olds. I think of her so often still, her smile and warmth was infectious. I've always felt blessed to have had such an angel pass through my life.

Posted by: Lori Miller - Rome, GA - student 1976   Nov 20, 2012