Bea Gibson, daughter of the late Wallace Ray and Ada Jane Sullivan Simpson, was born Aug. 7, 1917, in Vilonia, Ark., and passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2010, at Searcy Health Care in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 92.
She married Elton Floyd Gibson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy, Danny, and Tony Gibson; four brothers; two sisters; a granddaughter, Lynsey Jordan and a grandson, Ryan Gibson.
Survivors include three sons, Ray Gibson and wife, Margie, of Boston, Mass., Kenny Gibson and wife, Kathie, of Senath, Mo., and Tommy Gibson, of Senath; one daughter, Mary Jane Watson, of Searcy; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Thursday, April 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the First Baptist Church in Senath with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lulu Cemetery.