Dana Rae (Sikes) Harwell, 49, was called home on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Van Buren. She was born Sept. 11, 1968, in Springhill, La., and preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Lou Sikes (Samuel), whom she is now reunited with. Dana was a licensed nurse, a gardener, a proponent of feeding anyone hungry, and found where you needed her. A nurturer by nature, she was a lot of things; none more so than a loving and dedicated wife and mother, whose life mission was to give everything to those she loved most.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Harwell of Van Buren; her two children, Candice Kelley and husband Ryan of Roland, Okla., and Brandon Petty of Van Buren; as well as other family and friends.

A lifelong Methodist, Dana was a believer in Christ and celebration. In remembrance of this, her family will not mourn her loss, but celebrate her life with a gathering held for close friends and family Saturday between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. at 201 Davis Lane, Roland. Cremation is under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

To place an online tribute, go to www.lewisfuneralchapel.net.