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Pinecrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7401 Highway 5 N, Alexander, AR

OBITUARY

Dora Elizabeth (Butler) Coursey

July 30, 1924July 17, 2019
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Dora Elizabeth Butler Coursey, 94, of Bryant, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on July 17th, 2019. She was born in Goree, Texas to parents Rachel and Hervy Butler on July 30th, 1924. Dora grew up during the Great Depression and even with the many hardships her family had, she persevered and earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the Eastern New Mexico University. She was a true “Rosie the Riveter” and helped make war supplies while her brothers were enlisted in World War II. She later lived on the Navajo and Tewa Reservations and became a teacher for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as travelled the world, including all of Europe. She is preceded in death by her husband: Wade W. Coursey; companion: Charles M. Krumtum; her son: J. Lester Coursey; her parents; and four brothers: William A. Butler, Raymon A. (Kate) Butler, Randell H. (Polly) Butler, and Joe C. (Wilma) Butler, who are all celebrating her arrival in Heaven. Dora is survived by her daughter: SuRita (Gene) Hicklin; four grandchildren: James W. Coursey, N. LeAnn Hicks, Darren W. (Meghan) Hicklin, and Mitchel G. Hicklin; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Although Dora has outlived majority of her friends and family, those left to cherish her memory will be celebrating the wonderful life she’s lived as well as her first Heavenly Birthday on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 11 AM at Pinecrest Funeral Home (7401 HWY 5 North, Alexander, AR, 72002). She will be laid to rest next to her husband on August 21st, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in New Mexico

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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Charlene Davis

July 28, 2019

To you the family, of a very special friend. I met while she was a resident at Evergreen Living Center. Mrs.Dora was so special to me because she always gave me a smile and a good spanking when it was time to turn are change her.She would say hurry up and get through because I 've got to read this book before you turn that light off.She never had a book it was invisible only she could see it.We always had lots of laughter.To you all my condolences and lots of love and strength.

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