Alvin Lee Flaherty, 72, of Van Buren died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Van Buren. He was born Jan. 11, 1942, in Fort Smith.

Cremation was under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

He is survived by five sisters, Gail Flaherty of Van Buren, Sandy Skyles of Louisiana, Diana Flaherty of Arkoma and Teresa LaCour and Andra Flaherty, both of Van Buren.