Alice Faye Nicely

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Alice Faye Nicely, 77, of Rector, passed from this life on Tuesday January 5, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born on September 12, 1938, to the late Owen and Bertha Mae (Estes) Heaton. She was united in marriage to John Dee Nicely on Dec. 3, 1955.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Dee; one son, Tony Nicely and two brothers, Johnny Estes and Steve Estes.

Faye is survived by one son, Jimmy and JoAnna Nicely of Tacoma, Wash.; one daughter-in-law, Margaret (Nicely) Clowers and one sister-in-law, Jean Carpenter of Rector.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday Jan. 8, in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Bro. Marston Carpenter officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Irby Funeral Home of Rector.

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