Dewayne "Dee" Marie Strickland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Van Buren. She was born in Weatherford, Texas, Feb. 24, 1936. Before retiring and moving to Arkansas she lived in Midland, Texas, and was a barber and dump truck driver all of her working years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, Jimmy Strickland; her father, Wayne Morris; her mother, Emma Scherer; and stepfather, Fred Scherer.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, Douglas Fellabaum and wife Emma of Mulberry and Junior Deel of Mulberry; six daughters, Mary Atwood and husband Jim of Mulberry, Debbie McFarland of San Angelo, Texas, Irene Dennis and husband Bill of Dyer, Nicole Elaine Keele and husband Jack of Pryor, Okla., and Kay Collis and Angie Moore, both of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Coy Anthony of Alma, Linda Holland of O’Neill, Neb., and Kay Cline of Grants Pass, Ore.; one brother, Donnie Scherer of Orange County, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dewayne Strickland will be laid to rest in Midland, Texas, on Nov. 23. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.