Alice Berniece Wooten

Monday, July 31, 2017

Alice Berniece Wooten, 102, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her residence. She was born July 11, 1915, in Boydsville, Ark., to the late John Harrison and Ida Belle (Pullum) Speer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rector, and was a beautician for over 60 years.

Berniece was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Wooten; her siblings, J.C. Speer, Freeda Everett, Cecil Speer, Anna Louise Thompson and John Speer II; her grandchildren, Brett Brandon and Hannah Cagle, along with a great-grandchild, Mollie Robinson.

She is survived by her children, Patricia McDonald West of Memphis, Tenn. and Karen Cagle of Rector; her granddaughters, Sharon Brandon, Heather Jones Mazzarisi; Heidi Jones Henderson, Hailey Jones, Harmony Cagle and Haven Cagle; her great-grandchildren, Sarah Robinson, Drew Henderson, Karrin Henderson and Mikayla Mazzarisi; along with a hot of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 31, at the Rector First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Ardell Polk and Laramie LeQuieu officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery of Rector.

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