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Audrey Verah Brooks Atherton

Atherton-1Audrey Verah Brooks Atherton, age 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born January 5, 1926 in Poteau, Oklahoma to the late Emmett Nelson Brooks and the late Jessie Arnold Brooks Smith.  She was united in marriage to Joseph Atherton.  Mrs. Atherton was a Supervisor for Rich Mountain Nursing Home and was an Eastern Star. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend.

Survivors are daughters, Linda Teekell and husband Sid of California, Lorraine Benn of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Sharon McDaniel and husband Shannon of Hot Springs, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Brooks and Jessie Smith, her husband, Joseph Atherton, her daughter, Beverly Morris and her granddaughter, Tammy Morris.

Mrs. Atherton was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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