Audrey Bernice Lester, 81, of Leachville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Centerl in Paragould.
Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Virgie Rhodes Hicks and had been a Leachville and Manila area resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Lloyd G. Lester and a member of New Providence Baptist Church near Leachville.
She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Betty Lester, Lloyd, Jr. and Vonnie Sue Lester, Danny and Linda Lester, and Glen and Diane Lester, all of Manila, John and Caroline Lester of Leachville, and Robert and Peggy Lester of Malvern; a brother, Bob Ray Hicks of Chesapeake, Vir.; 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Howard Funeral service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Monroe Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Doug Lester, Ricky Lester, Kenneth Lester, Marshall Hall, Phillip Cater, and Randy Fleeman.
Honorary pallbearers were Lester Stone, Rodney Decker, and Tim Lester.