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— Alma Ferrell

Alma Mae Ferrell, 91, of Stephens, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Camden, Arkansas.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1927, in Stephens, to Elisha Alvin and Alma (Cloud) Carter. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Stephens. She loved her church, where for many years she taught the pre-school Sunday school class, later teaching the senior adult class, was active in WMU and for many years enjoyed being in the church choir. She was a registered nurse, nursing her entire career at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She retired with over 20 years of service.

After retirement, she continued her nursing career at the Ouachita County Medical Center for many more years. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, and for many years, she was involved with the Stephens Community Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, M.G. Ferrell; brother, Lloyd Carter; sisters, Marjorie Westmoreland, Helen Long, and Dorothy England; and a grandchild, Kalom Emerson.

She is survived by a son, Steven Ferrell, and wife, Linda D., of Stephens; daughters, Dianne Little and husband, Dennis, of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Teresa Emerson and husband, Jackie, of Louann; brother, Alvin Carter Jr. and wife, Janette, of Stephens: sister, Willie Jinks of Stephens; grandchildren, Corey Little, Daryl Little, Kevin Ferrell, Eric Ferrell and Kevin Emerson; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A.O. Smith Funeral Homes in Stamps is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Stephens with Bro. Sandy Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Stephens Cemetery in Stephens. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church until service time.

Honoring Mrs. Ferrell as her pallbearers will be Corey Little, Daryl Little, Kevin Ferrell, Eric Ferrell, Kevin Emerson, and Kathan Emerson. Honorary pallbearers are Keeton Emerson and Colton Emerson.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Stephens, AR 71764.

Online registration is available at aosmithfuneralhome.com.

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