Allene Hunter, 94, of Van Buren passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, in Fort Smith. She was born July 19, 1921, in Rudy to the late James and Sophronia Bowman. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel H. Hunter; and a son, Garland "Sonny" Hunter.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Lewis and husband Bert of Fort Smith and Rhonda Hanna and husband David of Van Buren; three sons, Harold Hunter and wife Judy of Fort Smith, James Hunter and wife Carol of Van Buren and Noah Hunter and wife Edith of Van Buren; two sisters, Elsie Coatney McCurdy of Rudy and Clayceail Brown of Alma; a brother, Bill Bowman of Van Buren; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends 6-8 p.m.Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

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