Virginia Ruth Peters, 90, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in Eupora, Miss. She was a homemaker, member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Smith and widow of J.D. Peters.

She is survived by two nephews, three nieces and two great-nephews.

Funeral was Feb. 24 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Smith with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Jesse Peters, Todd Clark, Gary O’Kelly and Phillip Robins.