Vivian Jacquelyn Gaines, 70, of Van Buren died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at a Van Buren Hospital. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church. She was formerly of Manila and Blytheville.
She leaves a daughter, Jackie Wyatt of Van Buren; two sisters, Doris Robertson of Manila and Jessie Ashabranner of Manila; two grandchildren, Christie Jay of Elkins and Ashley McMahan of Cabot; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Jay of Elkins and Wyatt M. Mahan of Cabot; a cousin, Frances Pope of Van Buren.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Larry Bourland, Randy Veach, Larry Mullins, Jerry Jay, Jeremy Jay and Andy McMahan.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1121 E. Main Street, Van Buren, Ark. 72956, or the Van Buren Public Library, 111 N. 12th Street, Van Buren.