Zella Marie Coleman, 95, of Mountainburg passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at her home. She was a homemaker and former co-owner of Coleman Gas Company in Mountainburg and Coleman Charolais Farm. She was a member of Locke EHC, Crawford County Fair Board, Women’s Auxiliary of Crawford Memorial Hospital, Republican Women of Crawford County and Locke Freewill Baptist Church. She was a member of a Crawford County Farm Family of the Year, former 4-H leader and grandmother to four Arkansas state 4-H presidents. She was born May 8, 1921, in Follett, Texas, to the late Minor and Ida (Dweese) Henricks. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Coleman, and twin daughters.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Hays of Fayetteville; two sons, Bruce Coleman and wife Mabel and Bill Coleman and wife Carol, all of Mountainburg; 11 grandchildren, David Hays and wife Karen, Danny Hays and wife Evelyn, Deborah Hays Steel and husband Rob, Dannetta Hays Osborn and husband Dave, Robin Willroth and husband Dale, Shari Moxley and husband Mike, Jennifer Fortenberry and husband Josh, Matt Coleman and wife Dana, John Coleman and wife Angie, Adam Coleman and wife Helga and Catherine Coleman; 23 great-grandchildren, Rachel Hays Holland and husband Scott, Jonathan Hays, Emmielou Hays, Annabeth Hays, Mikayla Steel, Jake Steel, Caleb Coleman, Abree Coleman, Sydney Coleman, Noah Coleman, Quinn Coleman, Easton Coleman, Serena Coleman, Mila Coleman, Hadley Coleman, Heather Firth and husband Phillip, Dusty Willroth, Coleman Moxley, Hannah Moxley, Luke Moxley and Mitchell Moxley, Jacob Fortenberry and Madison Fortenberry; and one great-great-grandchild, Ezra Firth.
Funeral service was April 14 at Locke Freewill Baptist Church with interment at Locke Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were Dusty Willroth, David Hays, Danny Hays, Matt Coleman, John Coleman and Adam Coleman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Locke Freewill Baptist Church or to the Locke Cemetery Fund, 16643 Old Locke Road, Mountainburg, AR 72946.
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.