February 14, 1984
Susie Pryor died after having suffered a fall a few days earlier. Pryor had been the first woman in Arkansas to run for a political office and was one of the first women to hold a seat on a local school board. She also participated in one of the first historic preservation projects in the state, was the mother of David Pryor (who served as governor of Arkansas and U.S. senator), and was the grandmother of Mark Pryor (who served as Arkansas’s attorney general and was elected U.S. senator in 2002). She was nominated as Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1975.