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PEOPLE + EVENTS 20 OBITUARIES M ichael Neill Moody, MD, 73, passed away December 15, 2019. Dr. Moody graduated from Salem High School and attended Arkansas College in Batesville on a basketball scholarship. When ball practices interfered with pre-med biology lab, he transferred to Arkansas State Univer- sity to pursue his dream of attending medical school and becoming a family doctor in his hometown of Salem.  He did just that, graduat- ing from UAMS and practicing in Salem for more than 45 years. A board certified family practice doctor until 2013, “Doc Moody” is best known for delivering and taking care of multi-gener- ational families. As a physician, he served in a number of leadership roles with the Arkansas Medical Society, the Arkansas Academy of Fam- ily Physicians, and their national affiliates. He was medical director of the Arkansas Founda- tion of Medical Care for 20 years and continued as a board member until his illness. Of all his many accomplishments and accolades, his true passion was medicine.  He was known at the For many clinics, group membership in the Arkansas Medical Society eliminates the hassle of individual renewal and reimbursement for physicians and accounts payable staff and provides EVERY physician with the invaluable resources of the largest and strongest Arkansas health care advocate. We invite groups of 5 or more physicians to take advantage of the AMS Group Memberaship Program. Our goal with this program is to be able to provide the practice management resources your practice needs and the advocacy that the physician needs in one group benefit. 214 • The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society state Capitol as the champion for rural medicine, being sought out by legislators and regulators for his expertise.  As one of the first four graduates of UAMS’s Family Practice Residency, he spent his entire career advocating for patients. One of his proudest successes was the passage of Any Will- ing Provider legislation, which grants patients the freedom to see the doctor of their choice. Dr. Moody is survived by his wife Barbara of Salem; three children Scott Moody of Salem, Melissa Moody of Little Rock, and Karla Moody McBride of Kalamazoo, Mich.;  three grandchildren; and his nurse of 29 years Sheila Cochran. Nathaniel Fay Austin, MD, 75, passed away November 2, 2019, at his home in Russellville. He is survived by his partner, Judy Rae Lawton; daughters Allison Nicole Austin, Keely Rochelle Austin, and Laila Mae James; son-in-law, John Puhr; and grandchildren Alex and Evan Aus- tin-Puhr. Dr. Austin attended college at the Uni- versity of Arkansas in Fayetteville, UAMS in Little Rock, and had a private medical practice for over 32 years in Russellville. He was a generous father and friend, an avid golfer, an artist, and dedicated doctor and surgeon. Allie Eldon “A.E.” “Doc” Andrews, Jr., MD, passed away December 16, 2019. He graduated from Arkansas State University and from the UAMS after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Dr. Andrews en- joyed a successful career as a doctor, specif- ically of radiology, in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. He interned at Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Little Rock and worked at a fam- ily practice in Paragould. His career includ- ed appointments as chief of staff and other positions at Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Saint Michael Hospital, and Texarkana Com- munity Hospital. He was a past president of the Arkansas Medical Society and a member of the Fifty Year Club as well as president and officer of Greene-Clay County Medical Society, Miller-Bowie County Medical Soci- ety, and serving as Arkansas representative delegate of the American Medical Associa- tion. Dr. Andrews is survived by his children Susie Williams and husband Don, Jenny Cope and husband Brad, and David Andrews and wife Jane; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thank you TO OUR 2020 AMS GROUP MEMBERS Arkansas Asthma and Allergy Doctors’ Anatomic Pathology Monticello Medical Clinic Arkansas Cardiology Services, PA Mercy Obstetrics and Arkansas Heart Hospital GastroArkansas Gynecology All for Kids Pedicatric Care CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic NEA Baptist Clinic Arkansas Otolaryngology Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Center Highlands Oncology Group Pathology Arkansas Pediatric Clinic Hot Springs Radiology OrthoArkansas Autumn Road Family Practice Services Ozark Orthopaedics Arkansas Urology Jacksonville Medical Care Premier Dermatology Bowen Hefley Rhodes Stewart Johnson Dermatology Radiology Associates PA Orthopedics Little Rock Family Practice The Surgical Clinic of Central CARTI Little Rock Pediatric Clinic Arkansas Conway OBGYN Clinic, PA Mana Physicians Southern Regional Anesthesia Community Physician’s Group St. Mary’s- Millard Henry UAMS Clinic Interested in your group joining this list? Contact Laura Haywood at [email protected] or 501-224-8967 for all the details.