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Lourrine Lance

Lourrine Lance age 90, of Mena, Arkansas went to her heavenly home Monday, August 19, 2019 in Mena.

Lourrine was born on November 14, 1928 in Board Camp, Arkansas to the late Loyd Tibbs and the late Martha Burnette Tibbs.   She was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed fishing and working in her garden. Lourrine loved cooking and was an excellent cook, treating her family and friends with delicious homecooked meals. She loved her family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the highlight of her life. Above all she adored and loved doing God’s work as a home missionary and planting churches in the community. Lourrine was a loving pastor’s wife and was dedicated to work beside him.  She was everyone’s “Granny” and was also known as “Blue Eyes”.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Violet Sue Hopper and husband James of Hatfield, Arkansas; grandchildren:  Cindy Ezell, Jeff Lance, Le Shonda Reed, Brittany Ford, and Montana Sterner; great-grandchildren:  Caroline Singleton, Jacob Ezell, Cami Lance, Cody Lance, Tuck Sterner, Sawyer Ford, Damian Reed, Annabel Sterner, Lochlan Ford, and Scarlett Sterner; and sisters:  Imo Little, Jane Mourton, and Barbara Hanks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Martha Tibbs; her husband, Percy Lance; sons: Eddie Lance and Aubrey Lance; daughter, Lori Price; and three brothers.

Funeral service was Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Reverend Robert Little, Reverend Duane Alspaw, and speaker Matthew Ford. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.  Family and friends’ visitation was held August 21, 2019 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers were Matt Ford, Jeff Lance, Ben Sterner, Derek Reed, James Hopper, and Jerry Price.  Honorary pallbearers were James Gentry, Gary Don Lance, and John Charlton.

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