Barbara Laverne Vangilder

Monday, November 13, 2017
Barbara Vangilder

Barbara Laverne Vangilder, 81, of Rector, Ark., passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, in Rector.

Mrs. Vangilder was born February 27, 1936, in Leachville, Ark., and was a retired secretary and funeral director for Mitchell Funeral Home. She was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Alpha Margaret Stokes; and one sister, Rava Nell White.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Vangilder of Rector; two daughters, Tammy Renee (Ron) McCreless of Rector, and Shana Lanae (Kelly) Gramling of Paragould Ark. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Eric (Brooke) Clayton of Rector, Ali (Drew) Gage of Paragould, Spencer Gramling of Paragould, and Hailey McCreless of Jonesboro, Ark.; and two great grandchildren, Tuck and Stella Clayton of Rector.

Visitation was held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Rector. Funeral services followed at 2p.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Rector, with Dan Morris, Dr. Adrian Parker and Bro. William Vangilder officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Kirk Ford, Michael Lindsey, Andy Vangilder, Cary Clayton, Mike Robinson and Drew Gage served as pallbearers.

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