Bernice France, 89, of Hot Springs, formerly of Fort Smith, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at a Mt. Ida nursing home. She was born and raised in Mountainburg, homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith. She was the widow of AJ France.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Ellen France Cannon of Hot Springs; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Vaught Cemetery in Mountainburg under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.