Lois Frances Bassham (Granny B to her grandkids), 101, of Mountainburg passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at a local nursing home. She was a retired teacher, member, elder and deacon of Mountainburg Presbyterian Church, past matron of Chapter 194 Order of the Eastern Star and member of National Teachers Association and Arkansas Retired Teachers. She was born July 7, 1915, in New Castle, Texas, to the late Ada Hardin Brogdon and Noble James Brogdon. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harry Milton Bassham; son, Terry Bassham of Mountainburg; and sisters, Georgia Farris and Dot Bush.
She is survived by her son, James Bassham and wife Judy of Franklin, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bassham of Mountainburg; four grandchildren, Wren Creager, Marta Anderson, Andy Bassham and Amber Hopwood; and eight great-grandchildren, Rachel, Theo, Daisy and Gracie Creager, Eli, Nate and Brady Bassham and Morgan Hopwood.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Mountainburg Presbyterian Church with interment at Vaught Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers will be Andy Bassham, Todd Marshell, Daniel Hopwood, Mike Jeremiah, Bobby Willroth and Bill Coleman.
The family will visit with friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 E. U.S. 64, Alma.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountainburg Presbyterian Church, 1407 U.S. 71 NE, Mountainburg, AR 72946 or Crawford County District 3 Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 15, Mountainburg, AR 72946
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.