Sharon Blackwood, 67 of Van Buren diedFriday, June 17, 2016, at a local hospital. She was a retired registered nurse for Mercy Fort Smith and widow of Jim Blackwood.

She is survived by three sons, Mark Blackwood of Pine Bluff and James Welch and Bill Blackwood, both of Van Buren; two daughters, Becky Hook of Fort Smith and Angie Hebert of Mansfield; a sister Jodda Mitchell of Malvern; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was June 21 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Bill and Mark Blackwood, Bill and Michael Hook, Bryan Hebert and Dak Rowe.