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Alma Faye Gilpatrick Dulaney, age 87, of Monette, passed from this life Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born and raised in Leachville, and was the daughter of the late John Luther and Martha Ellen Smith Nance. When Alma and her twin sister, Zelma were very young their brother, Herndon would hide their dolls and make the girls listen to him preach. After his sermons he would return the dolls to the twins. Herndon went on to become an Assembly of God minister. Alma was saved and baptized while he was pastor at Monette Assembly of God Church. Alma attended the Leachville Church of God as a child and as a young adult. She spent much of her life in the Leachville area and married Jack Gilpatrick, the father of her children, in 1947. She was the canteen manager at the former Brown Shoe Company in Leachville until her retirement in 1971. Several years after Mr. Gilpatrick's death she married Alvie Dulaney. When she married Alvie Dulaney she lived in Michigan until his retirement. They lived in Leachville several years and then moved to Jonesboro. She loved cooking for her family, shopping with her children, playing piano, and embroidering. Alma had been a resident at Monette Manor for the past 4 years. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Murrell Nance, Collier Nance, Herndon Nance, Vassar Nance, and 2 sisters, Vama Hayden, and Thelma Wyatt.

Survivors include;

1 son, Rodney Gilpatrick of Millington, Tennessee

3 daughters;
Barbara Arnold (J.C.) of Dell
Martha "Sissy" Gilpatrick of Jonesboro
Jackie Brewer (Gary) of Fairfield, Ohio

She also leaves her twin sister, Zelma Mae Ashabranner of Lake City

5 grandchildren, Jenny Wallin, Christie Goldsmith, Jamie Brewer, Alisha Brewer, Justin Arnold.
6 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson born June 21st, and 1 great-great granddaughter due in July
She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 p. m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday from 1 p. m. until service time at the funeral home. Pallbearers will include Gary Brewer, J. C. Arnold, Jamie Brewer, Frank Mote, Jed Goldsmith, and Alisha Brewer. Friends may sign the guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com

Funeral Home
Howard Funeral Service
201 E. 3rd Street Leachville, AR 72438
Tel. (870) 539-6357

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