Laura Hailes, 94, of Van Buren passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Fort Smith. She was born March 30, 1924, in Krebs, Okla., to the late Joseph and Mickey Miraglio. She was retired from JC Penney in Fort Smith and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and family and loved quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hailes.
She is survived by three daughters, Diana Peters of Houston, Joyce Sanders of Fort Smith and Anna Dickens and husband Gary of Van Buren; a son, Jimmy Hailes and wife Kim of Greenwood; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Gary Dickens, Brent Dickens, Kyle Dickens, Cody Hailes, Wylie Sanders, Jr., and Mike Miraglio.
The family will visit with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.
To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.