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Ralph Dooley
Ralph Rath Dooley, 98, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Dec. 22. 2001, at a local nursing home. He was a retired developer for the gas and oil business, a member of Goddard United Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Amrita Grotto and the Belle Point Masonic Lodge No. 20. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Byars Dooley.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Edwin G. Dooley of Fort Smith; two grandchildren, Linda Gurlen and Edwin G. Dooley Jr., both of Fort Smith; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Dooley, Eli Robison and Kelly Robison; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Dec. 27 at Alma City Cemetery under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goddard United Methodist Church, 1922 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

John Hughes
John Harvey Hughes, 76, of Van Buren died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at a local nursing home. He was retired from Sparks Hospital in the laundry department, was a resident of Van Buren for the past five years, and was formerly of Muldrow and Tulsa.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a daughter-in-law, JoAnna Turner of Van Buren; a son, Daniel Turner of Van Buren; a brother, Elvie Hughes of Cottage Grove, Ore.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside service was held Dec. 24 at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.

Jessie Faucette
Jessie Lee Sagely Faucette, 85, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001. She was formerly of Van Buren, retired civil service employee and a member of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Faucette Sr.
Survivors include two sons, George Faucette, John Faucette, both of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Sagely Faucette of Seattle, Wash., Justin Faucette, Jenny Faucette and Christy Faucette, all of Fayetteville; one brother, Hershal Sagely of Van Buren; one sister, Norma Ruth Bradley of Little Rock and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service was held Dec. 24 at Central United Methodist Church. Burial was held at Fairview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Moore’s Chapel.

Nora Ward
Nora L. Ward, 83, of Hendersonville, Tenn. died in Hendersonville. She was formerly of Van Buren.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Coscia of Grand Prairie, Texas; three sons, C. Pat Ward of Alma, Mike Ward of Hendersonville, Tenn., Jerry Ward of Warren, Rhode Island; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held in Dallas, Texas.

Jessie Williams
Jessie Joe Williams, 29, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001. He was a Mountainburg native, a graduate of Alma High School and was an employee of Whirlpool Corporation.
Survivors include one son, Alex Williams of Muldrow, Okla.; his mother, Donna Falt of Fort Smith; his father, Dean Williams of Ozark; one brother, Jeff Williams of Charleston.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was held at Conley Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Elbert Basham, Michael Turner, Bart Turner, Robert Wilson, Phillip Patterson and David Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Untied Methodist Church.

Ruby McGuire
Ruby McGuire, 71, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a retired cook for Convalescence Center in Decatur, Texas.
Funeral service was held Dec. 28 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was held at Pope Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren
Survivors include three daughters, Wendy McMath of Mulberry, Charlotte Patterson of Fort Smith and Wilma Van Brunt of Alma; a son, Roger Brammer of Fort Smith; two sisters, Fern Ford and Freda Myers, both of Decatur, Texas; a brother, Clarence “Sonny” Hale of Keota, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Junior Brooks, Aaron Medlock, Harold Higgins, Jeff Brown, Wayne Beckham and Joey Love.

Madison Ryder
Madison Dawn Ryder, infant daughter of Leisa and Ted Ryder of Van Buren, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at a local hospital.
Other survivors include a brother, Cody Ryder of the home; paternal grandparents, Pat and Bill Haggard of Van Buren and Ted and Nancy Ryder of Madison, Wis.; maternal grandmother, Barbara Newman of Alma.
Graveside service was held Dec. 28 under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were her brother and her cousins.

Eula Bowles
Eula Dorthula Bowles, 86, of Ozark died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at a nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Jethro Pentecostal Church in Ozark.
Survivors include two daughters, Rachael Cooke and Betty Bowles, both of Ozark; three sons, Joe Bowles, Harlan Bowles and Robert Bowles, all of Ozark; one sister, Helen Rucker of Ozark; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Dec. 28 at Jethro Pentecostal Church. Burial was held at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were David Bowles Sr., Robert Cooke, James Bowles, Joey Bowles, Herman Murphy, Jerry Cowan and Jerry Howe.
Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Bowles, Coy Ellison, David Bowles Jr. and Fred Crofford Jr.

Emma Posey
Emma Lee Posey, 85, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Van Buren, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. She was a teacher and librarian for more than 25 years. She spent the last 15 years at Van Buren High School before retiring. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Posey and was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren.
Survivors include a son, Jerry B. Posey of Lubbock and two grandchildren, Tiffany Posey and Devin Posey, both of Lubbock.
Graveside service was held Dec. 27 at Seligman Cemetery in Seligman, Mo., under the direction of Franklin Bartley Funeral Home in Lubbock. The body was cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local library.

Lura Willhite
Lura Ellen Willhite, 86, of Kibler died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and was a member of Kibler Assembly of God, where she had been the church secretary and had also taught Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Willhite.
Survivors include three daughters, Lena Aldridge Yakley and Laverne Hicks, both of Kibler, and Agnes Harrell of Alma; a son, Herbert Willhite of Fort Smith; two sisters, Louise Bryan of Alma and Thelma DuHon of Breaux Bridge, La.; a brother, Edward J. Hobson of Kibler; twelve grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral was held Dec. 26 at Kibler Assembly of God with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Tom Harrell, Dennis Willhite, Tracy Lollis, Kevin Hicks, Randal Hicks, Adam Hicks, Randy Aldridge, Tim Aldridge, David Aldridge, Stanley Aldridge, Letitia Willhite and Marcy Blanton.

Sylvia Courtright
Sylvia Elaine Courtright, 86, of Van Buren died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was a former resident of Sutter, Calif. and attended the First Baptist Church in Alma.
Survivors include four daughters, Sheila Graham of Van Buren, Maye Hatcher and Carol Adams, both of Vacaville, Calif., Patricia Jones of Los Nolinos, Calif.; two step-daughters, Rosie Cates of Central Point, Ore. and Clara Jean Snapp of Aripeka, Fla.; one son, Gerald Adams of California; two sisters, Abegail Teeter of South Bend, Ind. and May Paul of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Marvin Welliver of Rodeo, New Mexico; 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Gideons International, Alma Camp or the American Red Cross of Fort Smith.

Wayne Kennedy
Wayne E. Kennedy, 61, of Uniontown died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at a local hospital. He was owner of Kennedy Tile and Marble in Fort Smith for 36 years and was of the Nazarene faith.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kennedy; one daughter, Gina Jeremiah of Fayetteville; one son, Terry Kennedy of Uniontown; four sisters, Lucille Caldwell of Fort Smith, Polly Coulston of Riverton, Wyoming, Peggy Putman and Beverly Todd of Kingman, Ariz.; four brothers, Tony Kennedy, Richard Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, all of Fort Smith and James Kennedy of Uniontown; and six grandchildren, Amy Jeremiah, Stephanie Jeremiah, Chris Jeremiah, Brett Kennedy, Michelle Kennedy and Kort Kennedy.
Funeral service was held Dec. 26 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at held at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren

Brenda Dyer
Brenda Irene Dyer, 60, of Van Buren died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Kenner Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert Dyer; two sons, Robert Dyer Jr. of Van Buren and Jonathan Eric Dyer of Moore, Okla.; two sisters, Patricia Hansen of La Mirada, Calif., and Sandy Mayes of Van Buren; a brother, Paul Harris of Van Buren; and five grandchildren, Cathryn Nicklas of Van Buren, Carson Jane Dyer and Morgan Lee Dyer, both of Greenwood, Jessica Dyer and Samantha Dyer, both of Moore, Okla.
Funeral service was held Dec. 27 at Zion Hope No. 2 Youth Camp near Rudy. Burial was held at Woody Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Dalton Williams, Kenneth Woodall, Marvin Smith, Richard Blackabee, David Marston and Henry Howard. Honorary pallbearers were deacons.

 Don Moore
Don C. Moore, 67, of Alma died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002. He was the retired owner and operator of Alma Truck Service and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Meadors of Fort Smith and Debbie Moore of Miller, Mo.; two stepdaughters; two sons, Donald Moore of Alma and Allen Moore of Mountainburg; his mother, Dema Moore of Fort Smith; a sister, Sharon Brown of Fort Smith; three brothers, Kenneth of Lavaca, Lee Moore of Hot Springs and Mike Moore of Tulsa; and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 8 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Baxley Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Moore, Al Brown, Joey Shipp, Junior Shipp, Bill Holt and Ron Moore.

Beulah Parmenter
Beulah Parmenter, 88, of Van Buren died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and attended Dora Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Parmenter.
Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Parmenter of Van Buren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Jan. 9 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Dyer Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Ray Parmenter, Sambo Parmenter, David Belcher, Dwight Selman, Billy Huff and Robert Lee Parmenter.

Thelma Smith
Thelma Whitson Smith, 86, of Van Buren died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church. She held offices in the women circles where she received a “Life-Time” pin. She was a member of the choir. She also organized all the kitchen duties for the dinners at church, Lions Club and the Rotary Club. She was in charge of fair booths and quilting bees. Her hobbies were canning, cooking and doing arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Uriah Smith.
Survivors include a sister, Mae Moran of Mena; two sons, Clarence Uriah Smith Sr. and Dennis Troy Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Velma Mae Campbell of Largo, Fla., and Ulene Fay Dyer of Van Buren; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 7 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage United Methodist Church Youth Department.

Maudie Clark
Maudie Mae McCormick Clark, 75, of Van Buren died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and member of the Block Holiness Church in Van Buren.
Survivors include three daughters, Elga Goff, Betty Hefley and Nora Clark, all of Van Buren; two sons, Charles McCormick of Van Buren and Edmond Jones of Alma; three sisters, Emma Mooney of Carthage, Miss., Florence Chandler of Dyer and Pat Brumley of Mountainburg; two brothers, Carl Edgar and Lonzo Edgar, both of Dyer; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 9 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Bill Hefley, Roger Chandler, Dale Worthey, Douglas Cook, Timothy McCormick, Joey McCormick, John Goff, Jason Cook and Scottie Cook.

Mary Smart
Mary Bracy Smart, 94, of Van Buren died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. She was a retired writer.
Survivors include one son, David Smart of Van Buren.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Viewing will be Thursday from 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Ruth Loyd
Ruth Loyd, 96, of Van Buren died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and a retired teacher for the Van Buren school district. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Loyd.
Survivors include, two nieces, Lynne Rotert of Van Buren and Pam Naaman of Houston; one nephew, Brad Blackwood of Corpus Christi, Texas; four great nephews, Brad Rotert of Van Buren, Scott Rotert of Fort Smith, Brian Blackwood of The Plains, Ohio, and Michael Naaman of Houston, Texas.
Graveside service was held Jan. 9 at Gracelawn Arbor under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage United Methodist Church, 1604 Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956 or to the Van Buren High School Library, 2221 Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956.

Tressie Marchbanks
Tressie Marie Marchbanks, 80, of Van Buren died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Rena, Trusty, Sutton and Wood Elementary schools. She taught for 46 and one half years. She received degrees from John Brown University, University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She was a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years, the Massard Baptist Church, the National Education Association, the Arkansas Education Association, Classroom Teachers Association and won many local and national awards for teaching economics.
Survivors include her husband, Othel; one son, Ed J. Mullens of Van Buren; one stepson, Ricky Lee Marchbanks of Carthage, Mo.; one granddaughter, Shawn Cozzens of Jacksonville; two grandsons, Shane Mullens of Van Buren and Billy Mullens of Oregon; and one great-grandson, Ethan Cozzens of Jacksonville.
Funeral service was held Jan. 5 at Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial was held at Sarah Grove Cemetery near Cedarville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Seigal Rogers, Roy Mussett, John Hawkins, Bill Freeman, Jim Hale, Darrall Sparkman and Bob Harp.

Howard McCabe
Howard McCabe, 87, of Mountainburg died Jan. 3, 2001. He was a member of the Mountainburg Presbyterian Church, a retired employee of Whirlpool Corporation, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 332, Amrita Grotto Scottish Rites and a 33rd degree mason.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Rowena; one daughter, Sue Frey of Fort Smith; one son, Jim McCabe of Mountainburg; four grandchildren, Rick Frey, Alan Frey, Jimmy McCabe and Curtis McCabe; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 7 at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with Masonic graveside service was at Pope Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were Rick Frey, Alan Frey, Jim McCabe, Roy Adams, Bill Barker and Art Richmond.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Mountainburg Presbyterian Mens Breakfast group.

Clarence Betterton
Clarence Edwin Betterton of Junction City, Ore., died Dec. 9 of age-related causes. He was 82.
Betterton was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Van Buren to Roy and Rachel Brasuell Betterton. He married Pauline Hyde in Fort Smith on May 10, 1939.
He and his wife moved in 1939 to the Junction City/Harrisburg area, were they worked as farmers. Betterton enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the King’s Grace Fellowship in Junction City.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Daisy Johnson of Junction City, Bernice Easler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Patricia Stevenson of Milwaukie, Ore.; three sisters, Mildred Larson of California, Pauline Miller of Harrisburg and Lela Mundy of Madras; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Dec. 14 at Rest-Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial was held at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Junction City Fire Department or the American Diabetes Association.

Betty Bowles
Betty Jean Bowles, 66, of Ozark died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a member of Jethro Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her sister, Rachel Cooke of Ozark; three brothers, Joe Bowles, Harlan Bowles and Robert Bowles, all of Ozark; one aunt, Helen Rucker of Ozark and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Jan. 2 at Jethro Pentecostal Church. Burial was held at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were James Bowles, Joey Bowles, Robert Cooke, Herman Murphy, Charles Murphy and Jerry House.

Etta Karr
Etta Jane Karr, 76, of Fort Smith died Friday, Dec. 28, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Karr; two daughters, Beverly Ann Shipley of Mulberry and Brenda Joyce McGehee of Fresno, Calif.; two sons, Ralph Karr of Tampa, Fla., and Johnny Ray Karr of Crystal Rivers, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan 2. at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was held at Leard Cemetery under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Shipley, Mike McGehee and Gary Goforth and Jeremy Goforth.

James Estep
James D. Estep, 54, of Fort Smith died Monday, Dec. 31, 2002, at his home. He was a self-employed construction contractor, a Navy veteran, member of the VFW, a Baptist and an avid outdoors man.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Estep; two sons, Michael Estep and Brian Sparkman, both of Fort Smith; his mother, Frankie Estep of Fort Smith; one sister, Janie Watson of Barling and one brother, Randy Estep of Van Buren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 3 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Fred Woodruff, Jackie Hopkins, Darrell Burrow, Gene Beller, Billy Ray Brown, Bob Henry and Bob Croft.

Dr. Robert Calaway
Dr. Robert L. Calaway, M.D., 86, of Alma died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at a local nursing home. He was a retired medical doctor and held a private practice in Mulberry for many years. He served in the Army and coached basketball at Lyon College in Batesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Branch Calaway.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Phillips of Fayetteville, Camille Anderson of Batesville and Patricia Walden of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Robert Calaway Jr. of Alma and Paul Calaway of Denver; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandsons.
Graveside service was held Jan. 5 at Alma Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Edna Hill
Edna Mae Hill, 101, of Alma died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a retired lunchroom worker for Alma school district and a member of First Baptist Church of Alma.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Hill of Alma and Harold “PID” Hill of Van Buren; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Jan. 7 at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel. Burial was at Peters Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Pallbearers were Merle Hill, Harold Hill, Doug Hill, Tom Hill, Don Hill and Ronnie Allen.

Jack Payton
Jack Payton, 78, of Mountainburg died Dec. 27. He was a retired, self-employed furniture builder.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Brenda Hite of Farmington and Melba Payton of Fayetteville; one son, Larry Payton of Edwardsville, Ill.; two sisters, Imogene Barker of Rogers and Juanita Payton of Grove, Okla.; three brothers, Joe Payton of Pryor,Okla., Dean Payton of Baldwin and Frank Payton of Mountainburg; four grandsons, five granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Danny Rickman
Danny Earl Rickman, 52, of Alma died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001. He was a member of the Dean Springs Church of Christ, owner of Rickman Heating and Air and was a member of the Air National Guard for 11 years.
Survivors include his wife, Alma; two daughters, Tasha D. Rickman and Trisha D. Rickman; his parents, Thomas and Fannie Rickman of Alma; and two sisters, Pat Meadors and Debbie Valentine, both of Alma.
Funeral service was held Dec. 31 at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial was held at Mt. McCurry Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were Rocky Walker, Joey Butler, Dave Lovegrove, Johnny Howard, Guy Dean Jr. and John Callahan.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Ross, John Warner, Bruce Coleman, Phil Smith, Howard Holland and Bobby Pinkerton.

Mary Frazier
Mary K. Frazier, 72, of Van Buren died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001. She was a homemaker and was retired from Allen Canning Co. in Alma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie “Doc” Frazier.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Vickie Hooper of Alma and Frances Hooten of Fayetteville; two stepsons, Alvie Frazier of Dyer and James Frazier of Alma; eight sisters, Patsy Kosier, Betty Kerschner, Allene Wiley, Thelma Beckham and Peggy Rogers, all of Alma, Carol Skelton of Rudy, Velma Carter of Mountainburg and Helen Felps of Fort Smith; and three brothers, Joe Willhite, Don Willhite and Ikey Willhite, all of Alma.
Funeral service was held Dec. 31 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at Gregory Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren
Pallbearers were James Frazier, Wayne Bush, Rodney Beckham, Gary Carter, John Willhite and Scotty Stockton.

Estella Pense
Estella Pense, 90, of Winslow died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Winfrey Valley Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rual Pense.
Survivors include eight daughters, Alice Shell of Fort Smith, Ellen Seeley of Hot Springs, Betty Sanders of West Fork, Ann Bemrose and Sharon Fraley, both of Winslow, Evelyn Pense of the home, Kay Langley of Mountainburg and Connie Gunem of West Siloam Springs; five sons, Amos Pense of Fall River, Kan., Alvis Pense of Mountainburg, Jack Pense and Lonnie Seeley, both of Winslow, and Charles Pense of Fort Smith; and 24 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Dec. 31 at the Winfrey Valley Tabernacle Church. Burial was held at Pense-Reed Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.


 

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