Mary Verlyn Williams, 96, of Mulberry passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born April 13, 1920, in the Maness Community to the late Lewis H. and Kate (Moore) White. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Williams; a daughter, Rebecca “Becca” Riddle; three sisters, Geraldine Shipley, Alice (Smith) Broadhurst and Laura J. White; and two brothers, Raymond White and Joe White

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Newman of Mulberry; two sisters, Mable White Meadows of Fort Smith and Norma Coleman of Arkadelphia; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Zack Newman, Matthew Riddle, Andrew Newman, Landon Bramucci, Tyler Newman and Ryan Bramucci.

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