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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Cynthia Gattis

Cynthia Ann ""Mommers"" Gattis (Gullette)

Wednesday, October 3rd, 1928 - Saturday, January 26th, 2019
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Cynthia Ann Gattis, 90, of Van Buren, Arkansas, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2019, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born October 3, 1928, on the Gullette family farm in Van Buren to the late Charles Richmond Gullette Sr. and Carrie Hackler Gullette. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She was office manager and retired from T & F Office Machines in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

She married Otis R. Dougan in October 1946 and he preceded her in death in June 1967. In August of 1998 she married Darrell Gattis and he preceded her in death in July 2013. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Alice Gentry. She was a life-long member of the former Saint John’s United Methodist Church. She was a woman of great faith, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was known by her grand kids and great grandchildren and many friends as “Mommers”.

Mrs. Gattis is survived by a daughter Dona J Watson and husband Jim of Van Buren. Three grandchildren, Becky Wilson and husband Trey of Fayetteville, AR., Carrie Beyer and husband Randy of Baxter Springs, KS., and Zane Gentry of Tulsa, OK., six great grandchildren, Ashley Wilson and Brittney Wilson of Fayetteville, Ar., Garrison Gentry and Jeremiah Gentry of Tulsa, and Nile Beyer and Zane Beyer of Baxter Springs, Ks. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends also survived Mrs. Gattis.

Funeral service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, February 2, 2019 with Reverend Ray Copeland officiating at Ocker Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019 at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Kimmons, Ben Gullette, Bill Gullette, Trey Wilson, Randy Beyer, Carl Bosley, Garrison Gentry, and Jeremiah Gentry.

If desired, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 1121 Main Street Van Buren, Arkansas or Cavanaugh Freewill Baptist Church 2825 Grinnell Ave. Fort Smith, Missions Fund.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
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    Reverend Ray Copeland
  • Interment

    Forest Park Cemetery
    5001 Midland Blvd.
    FORT SMITH, AR 72904
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Rudolph & Dean Coleman

Posted at 04:51pm
Cynthia was a long time friend and acquaintance. Dona, Jimmy and family, we are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with her when we saw her. You all are in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this trying time. We are sorry we were unable to attend either the service or visitation due to some physical problems.

Tony Stone

Posted at 09:55am
I worked with her at T & F Office in the 80's. She was special,always had something nice to say. Once when shw was in the hospital I took her a tomato plant for her to get better, She always liked growing veggies. She will be missed. R.I.P.

Les Thomas

Posted at 08:20am
Our thoughts and prayers, your friends at Shoppers Value Foods, Van Buren.

Shirley Harris

Posted at 09:14pm
Dona, I've known Cynthia almost all my life. She was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her. I went on a short bus trip with her a few years ago. She was a lot of fun! Prayers for you and your family. Love, Shirley Winn Harris

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Posted at 12:49pm
Loved your Mother, praying for your family. Love u Dona and Jim, Mary Perkins and Evelyn Martin

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