Mary Fern Blythe, 58, of Alma died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a cook at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Fort Smith.

Graveside service was Nov. 5 at Bolton Cemetery in Dean Springs under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by her husband, Butch; a daughter, Miranda Blythe of Alma; three sons, Michael, Heath and Michael Ray Blythe, all of Alma; her father, Bill Beshears of Alma; and six sisters, Kathy and Patty Kirby, Liz Pruitt, Bobbie Marley, Debbie Pearson and Kelly Hanna, all of Alma.