Alta Files Loveless

Friday, November 28, 2008

Alta Loveless, 85, of Helena, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Clarksdale, Miss. She was born in Manila on Friday, Dec. 8, 1922.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.C. Loveless; a grandchild, Clay Loveless; a brother, and five sisters.

She is survived by three children, Jimmy and Hazel Loveless of Benoit, Miss., Gaylan and Pam Loveless of Elaine, and Brenda Bishop of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Russell Pete Files of Manila.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at First Baptist Church in Helena, officiated by Rev. Gary Henson and Rev. Larry Bishop, Jr. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena.

Pallbearers were Allen Loveless, Candis Wheat, Court Bishop, Brian Bishop, Melanie Tipton, and Heather Burke.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Kirk Loveless, Jr., Larry Bishop, Jr., and Belinda Bishop.

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