Etta Faye Lance

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Etta Faye Lance, 64, of Piggott, Ark., passed from this life Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Piggott, she was the daughter of the late Burtis and Lydia (Smart) Tate and had been a lifelong local resident. She was a 1970 graduate of Piggott High School, a former employee of Emerson Electric in Kennett and retired from the Piggott School District after 24 years as a cafeteria worker. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Piggott, and enjoyed spending time with her family-especially her grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Benny Tate, Leon Tate and Gaylon Tate.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Phillip Lance of the home; her son, Jason Lance and his wife Becky of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; her grandson, Xander Lance of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and five brothers,

Linuel Tate of Piggott, Tommy Tate of Jonesboro, Terry Tate of Campbell, Mo., Don Tate of Tucson, Ariz. And Ricky Tate of Piggott

Graveside funeral services will held at 2p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Mitchell Cemetery near Greenway, Ark., under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. No visitation is scheduled.

Those who wish may sign the online guest register at