Alma Faye Gilpatrick Dulaney
Alma Faye Gilpatrick Dulaney, 87, of Monette, passed from this life Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born and raised in Leachville, and was the daughter of the late John Luther and Martha Ellen Smith Nance.
When Alma and her twin sister, Zelma, were very young their brother, Herndon, would hide their dolls and make the girls listen to him preach. After his sermons he would return the dolls to the twins. Herndon went on to become a Pentecostal minister. Alma attended many Pentecostal churches as a child and was a member of the Leachville Church of God. She spent much of her life in the Leachville area and married Jack Gilpatrick, the father of her children, in 1947. She was the canteen manager at the former Brown Shoe Company in Leachville until her retirement in 1971. Several years after Mr. Gilpatrick's death she married Alvie Dulaney. She lived in Michigan, and later Jonesboro, before returning to Leachville in 1981. She loved cooking for her family, shopping with her children, playing piano, and embroidering. Alma had been a resident at Monette Manor for the past four years.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Murrell Nance, Collier Nance, Herndon Nance, Vassar Nance, and two sisters, Vama Hayden and Thelma Wyatt.
Survivors include one son, Rodney Gilpatrick of Millington, Tenn.; three daughters, Barbara Arnold (J.C.) of Dell, Martha "Sissy" Gilpatrick of Jonesboro and Jackie Brewer (Gary) of Fairfield, Ohio. She also leaves her twin sister, Zelma Mae Ashabranner, of Lake City; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, with one great-great grandchild on the way.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers included Gary Brewer, J.C. Arnold, Jamie Brewer, Frank Mote, Jed Goldsmith and Alisha Brewer.
Friends may sign the guest register at www.HowardFuneralService.com.