Easter Joyce Childers

April 14, 1941January 5, 2021

Easter Joyce Childers, 79, of Van Buren, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Oklahoma City. She was born April 14, 1941 in Craighead County, Arkansas to Curtis and Ermal Biggers. She was retired. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Moore.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Dye of Moffett; three sons, James Dye and wife Sharon, David Dye, and Harold Dye and wife Jessica, all of Oklahoma City; a son-in-law, Ricky Moore of Fort Smith; two stepchildren, Jamie Jones and wife Hailey of Van Buren, and Barbara Watson and husband Eddie of Lavaca; a brother, Henry Bearce of Charleston; thirty-three grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be James Dye, Jr., Robert Dye, Aaron Dye, Curtis Dye, Christopher Dye, and Cody Dye. Honorary pallbearers will be James E. Dye, David L. Dye, Harold D. Dye, and Ricky Moore.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Viewing

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Teresa and Mary Biggers

January 14, 2021

My Aunt Joyce is the best... We have the same nose and she told me I reminded her of herself.... She said I could have been her daughter cuz I acted like her when she was young..!! I call her Auntie/Mama... My Mom and her have been best friends since they were very young.. My mom said my Grandpa Smith used to tease her about Uncle Bill...That was a love story... She lived a beautiful life and she was proud of everyone in it.. No matter what... We should all be as pure in heart as My Auntie Momma

Barbara Watson

January 12, 2021

Oh where to start momma you have teach me so much you teach me to cook and clean even though I could never cook like you no one can your the best mom I remember when I was younger all we did together and I will never forget you and all we did my heart is broken but I know your in no pain and your dancing and laughing with everyone I love you so much my dear sweet mom I will see you again at the golden gate haven