Dorothy Ann "Moma Dot" Brents, 77, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 after a long battle with Lymphoma. She was born Oct. 31, 1931 in Hattieville the daughter of Charles Marlin and Rena Stout.

Following high school graduation from Wonderview High School, she attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. Dorothy was a real estate agent and broker in Conway where she served as president of the Conway Board of Realtors and was honored as Realtor of the Year. She was very civic-minded serving as the Conway County Fair Superintendent (clothing department), a member of the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, active in the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association on the state and county level, member of the University of Arkansas Extension Council, County Extension Council officer, Extension Homemaker member and served as president of the New Horizon Club. Also, she served on the 4-H Foundation Board and was a member of the State 4-H Leader Alumni Association. She was an active member of the Morrilton Downtown Church of Christ where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher.

Moma Dot loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her homemade chocolate chip cookies and salsa.

Preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Dorothy is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herman; sons, Herman Keith Brents and wife, Cherie; Kenneth Brents and wife, Kathy, of Cleveland; daughters, Cheri Stribling and husband, David of Pearl, Mississippi; Sande Johnston and husband, Kenny of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and three brothers Charles Stout, Edwin Stout and Doug Stout.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Morrilton. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Church of Christ. Interment will follow the services at Brents Cemetery, Cleveland.

Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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