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Alice Leona Darwin

Alice Leona Darwin, age 90, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born in Wickes, Arkansas on July 13, 1924 to the late Irene and Luther Darwin.

The family moved to Mena, Arkansas in 1928. Alice was an honor student every year from first grade till she finished high school where she was co-valedictorian. At the age of 15 she accepted Jesus Christ. In 1942, just before she graduated, she accepted a position with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. In 1946, she was promoted to Evening Chief Operator. In 1958, she transferred to Little Rock, AR where she stayed about a year, then transferred to Tulsa, OK to be with her sisters, Dorothy and Gladys. She worked in Tulsa in Directory Assistance and later the Traffic Division. After 46+ years with SWB, she retired and took a more active role with her grand-niece and nephew and enjoyed traveling through the United States, Canada, and Europe. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mena. After moving to Tulsa she joined First Baptist Church and then later Memorial Baptist where she attended until physically unable.

She is survived by nephews, Paul Babb of Dallas, Texas, Alan Babb and wife Elizabeth of Beggs, Oklahoma, and Alan’s children, Michelle and Daniel Babb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Irene Darwin; and two sisters, Gladys Darwin Babb and Dorothy Darwin.

Services will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 am at Memorial Baptist, 2800 S Yale, Tulsa, OK under the direction of Ninde Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March, 21, 2015 at 10 am in the Daniel Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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