Mrs. Lavern Morts, 72, of Mulberry died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Fort Smith. She was a retired nurse, having worked at Advanced Care, Sparks Regional Medical Center and HealthSouth, all in Fort Smith. She attended Vine Prairie Baptist Church in Mulberry.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph of the home; two daughters, Vickie Curtis of Mena and Glenda Edwards of Alma; a son, Danny Morts of Paris; five sisters, Joeann Dean of Arcadia, La., Charlotte Ingle of Jonesboro, Reba Michael of Jonesboro, La., Shirley Parish of Van Buren and Kay Coldiron, Arcadia; two brothers, Travis Privett of Jonesboro, La., and Donnie Privett of Sallisaw; four grandchildren, Amanda Curtis, Michael Curtis, Jessica Edwards and Brittany Edwards; and four great-grandchildren.

To place an online tribute, please go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.