Rev. Elizabeth Alverson, 86, of Van Buren passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Fort Smith. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Fort Smith to the late William and Effie Mason. She was an ordained minister through World-Wide Fellowship Ministries and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Cecil Alverson; and two sons, Cecil “Buddy” Alverson and Michael Alverson.

She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Cunningham and Hazel Ferguson, both of Fort Smith, and Donna Garcia of Van Buren; a son, Danny Alverson of Anaheim, Calif.; a brother, Jess Mason of Tulsa; 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Garcia, Brandon Alverson, Matthew Cruise, Salvador Garcia, Martin Garcia and Cecil Alverson.

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