Verma Hortense Alexander, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth's Place Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born near Monette, she was the daughter of Arthur and Josephine Barlow Finch and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Jonesboro in 1971, and had been a resident at St. Elizabeth's Place since 2006. She was the widow of H.H. Alexander and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by a son, Herbert Ray Alexander of Garland, Texas; two daughters, Nina James of Pine Bluff, and Vermalene Smith of Jonesboro. She also leaves seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Reverend Truman Wycoff officiating. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery. The family received visitors Saturday evening at the funeral home.
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