Wilma Brown, 69, of Van Buren died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 23, 1946, and was a former employee of Best Western.

She is survived by her husband, Maloy; two sons, Fred and John Heckard, both of Cedarville; five sisters, Mary Mongold of Natural Dam, Norma Fisher of Fort Smith, Joyce Chapman of Muldrow, Rachel Foster of Van Buren and Pauline Andrews of Mulberry; three brothers, Harmon Heckard of Natural Dam, Roy Heckard of Muldrow and Lesley Heckard of Dill City, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 16 at Salem Cemetery in Cedarville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Timothy and Christopher Andrews, Jason Heckard, Luther Mongold, Jeremy, Justin and Jerry Chapman and Terry Harlow.