Margaret Sue Brown, 82, of Alma passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at a local nursing home. She was a 1953 graduate of Alma High School, a retired employee of 39 years at Dixie Cup and rocked babies at Alma First Baptist Church nursery for 50 years. She was born March 14, 1935, in Fort Smith to James and Mary Jane Carr. Her father died at a very early age and she was raised by her mother and a very loving stepfather, William Ray Cole. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and stepfather.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Lynn (Paul) Smith Cotta of Pampa, Texas, and Tamera (John) Inge of Alma; one son, James Michael Brown of Alma; one brother, James Patrick (Joy) Carr; one sister, Della Jane Douglas; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Margie Shepherd of Mountainburg.

Service was Jan. 9 at Alma First Baptist Church with interment at Alma City Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma.

Pallbearers were Brent Preston, Brandon Inge, Cody Smith, Colter Smith, Jarek Pulliam, Lane Inge and Kaden Sevenstar.

Honorary pallbearers were Misty Sevenstar, Crystal Pulliam, Kristen Brown, Laycee Becker, Brooke Hinrichs, Miranda Herrin, Shaylee Chambers, Darian Preston, Alyssa Preston and Aniyah Smith.

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