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

Frances E Briley (Lynn)

Monday, March 21st, 1927 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Frances E. Briley, 91 passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 in her home. She worked as a clerk at Allison Wonderland in Van Buren. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Briley, Jr.; both parents, James and Sarah (Hogan) Lynn; one sister, Juanita Shepard; one brother, Leroy Lynn.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Smith with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Smith of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Benetta Deason and husband, Duane of Stillwell, Oklahoma; one sister, Pat Robbins and Harold of Van Buren; one brother, Wayne Lynn and wife, Lois of Van Buren; one step-sister, Rosetta; one step-brother, Steven Bond and wife, Sharon; eighteen grandchildren; two very special extended family members Beverly and Bill Pyle; one special neighbor, James Pound; several nieces and nephews.

The family will visit with relatives and friends Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Ocker Funeral Home 700 Jefferson Street Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Alexander, Duane Deason, Chad Deason, Matthew Smith, Mark Smith and Phillip Barnoski.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Calvary Baptist Church
    2301 Midland Blvd.
    FORT SMITH, AR 72904
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    Pastor Edward Ellis
  • Interment

    Gracelawn Cemetery
    3003 Oak Lane
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Bobbie Sylvester

Posted at 06:26pm
Janet, Benetta, I cannot express enough how much I am going to miss Aunt Francis. I hope you both know how much I loved her. You are so blessed to have had her until her young age of 91! She was such a sweet soul and I already miss her. Our monthly conversations are going to be missed. I had such a great time talking to her and hearing all about her church family and the two of you. Those calls meant everything to me. Loved hearing her voice. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. I'm sure she has met up with Mom, Uncle Leroy, Grandpa and Grandma and Uncle Ben.... what a reunion. I love you all. Sending love and hugs.... Bobbie

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