Paula Breshears-Pihlak, 49, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at a Las Vegas hospital. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She was self-employed and a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren. Paula was a born again Christian and loved God. She was funny, artistic and loved her family. She was born July 22, 1966, in Ozark, Ark., to the late Fred and Pauline (Grisham) Breshears.

She was preceded in death a nephew, Gary.

She is survived by her husband, Brad (Collin) Pihlak of Las Vegas, Nev; three sisters, Elaina Evans and Martha Walker, both of Alma, and Sharon Nixon of Mountainburg; three brothers, Jerry Breshears of Mulberry, Don Breshears of Star City and Farrell Breshears of Crossett; 12 nephews, eight nieces and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel of Alma with interment at Newberry Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Walker, Glenn Breshears, Alan Breshears, Michael DeSanto, Daniel Evans and Jerry Nixon.

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