Alice Faye Matheny
“Funeral services for Alice Faye Matheny, 67, of Paragould, who passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2007, will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Irby Funeral Home of Marmaduke. Bros. James Balcolm and Bill Brunkhardt will officiate the ceremony. Visitation will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Marmaduke. Interment will follow at Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery near Marmaduke. Pallbearers will be boys from Children’s Home, Inc. in Paragould.”
Aunt Alice and Uncle Wayne didn’t have any children when my sister Rita and I were small. They’ve always been close to my parents. So Aunt Alice was nearly a second mother to us. We probably got walloped more from her than from our mom. I wish I could be present for the funeral.