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Doris Aline Varner

doris-varner-1Doris Aline Varner, age 96, of Alder Springs, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at her home.  She was born on Friday, June 11, 1920, to Amos Adams and Rosie Drew Sullivan Alexander in Houston, Texas.

Doris loved helping others. She lived her life by the Bible. She served as a Sunday school teacher, for the Home Extension Office and was a Girl Scout Leader.   She was a member of Hatfield Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, tending her roses and spending time with her children and family. She was an excellent cook who made delicious cinnamon rolls and yeast bread.  Doris was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl Matzke, and second husband, Foy Varner, Sr.; two sons, Timothy Matzke and Carl Matzke, Jr.; two brothers, Warren Alexander and Ward Alexander; and one sister, Wilma Mann.

Doris is survived by her son and daughter in law, Foy and Helen Varner, Jr. of Greenville, Texas; four daughters and sons in law, Cynthia & Phillip Clayton of Chapel Hill, Texas, Hope Motz of Luling Texas, Carla & Ron Broussard of Mena, and Darla & Allen Smith of Mena; 20 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, one great- great grandchild, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 23, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Broussard and Kevin Randolph officiating. Interment will follow services at Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena from 6-8 P.M.

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