Hattie Blanche Blansett Hosman, 96, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died July 7, 2009, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.
She was born in the Water Valley Community near Ravenden Springs, Ark., on September 29, 1912, to William Joseph and Sarah Jane Smith Blansett.
She graduated from high school at Pocahontas, Ark. She was married to J. B. Hosman on August 11, 1939, and they lived most of their adult lives near Cardwell. They had celebrated over 61 years of marriage when he preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a homeaker and worked at Belk's in Paragould from 1966 to 1976. She was a long time member of the Cardwell First Baptist Church and for the past nine years, a member of East Side Baptist Church in Paragould. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years and was a past Worthy Mason of the Cardwell Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Hosman; her parents; three brothers; and six sisters.
Survivors include one son, Vic Hosman, of Paragould; three nephews, Thurman Wells, of Ravenden Springs; Leon Blansett, of Jefferson City, Mo.; Kenneth Rogers, of League City, Texas; and one niece, Mildred Statler, of Columbia, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Charles Nelson, Shad Rowe, Bruce Davis, Larry Davis, Allen Williams, and Norman Jameson.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, with funeral service following at 11 a.m., at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould, with Dwight Harrison and Kelly Wright officiating.
Burial will be in the Cardwell Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial may give to the Cardwell Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 488, Cardwell, Mo., 63829, East Side Baptist Church, or the charity of their choice.
The online guestbook can be accessed at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.
Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of all arrangements.