April 4, 1937 – September 21, 2019
Elizabeth (Warnock) McMahen, 82, of Alma, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born April 4, 1937 in Ozark, to the late Mirl and Lillie Warnock. She was a teacher for Alma, Butterfield Junior High in Van Buren, Van Buren High School, and Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Alma, taught Sunday school for more than 20 years, went on mission trips all over North America, and was an NRA National Champion Shooter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James McMahen; and two brothers, Wesley Warnock and George Warnock.
She is survived by three sons, James McMahen, Jr. of Harrison, Brian McMahen and wife Dana of Fort Smith, and Robert McMahen and wife Jennifer of Harrison; seven grandchildren, Daniel Benton, Jesse Benton, Michael McMahen and fiancée Jennings Johnson, Shelby Widner and husband Stephen, Tyler McMahen, Lucas Feroe, and Oliver Feroe; and one great-grandchild, Kylie Benton.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Alma with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in Ozark, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Benton, Brent Rhoades, Shane Rhoades, Matthew Crosswhite, Jesse Crosswhite, and Stephen Widner. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Alma 1950’s Class Reunion, and Michael McMahen.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
- Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Laura Brianne Myers (Ellison)
September 23, 2019
She will always be one of my favorite teachers. My first memory of her was a few years before I became her student. She came to visit my brother a little while before he died. I made brownies but I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. They were awful!! She wasn’t going to say anything but they were just that bad that it just had to be questioned. Once I got to high school I had her all 3 years and every month or so I was reminded of the brownie disaster. About 3 1/2 years I was blessed to see her at the ladies salad supper and she didn’t disappoint on reminding me again. This wonderful lady will always have a place in my heart. My heart is broken for your family but I know she is rejoicing in the Lord. I pray peace and comfort over your family.
September 23, 2019
I consider myself so lucky to have a mom like you. All of your Love and all your wonderful leadership is a testament of how great a mother can be. I'll think of you every day, all the things you taught me, all things I've learned just watching you live a Godly life.
I Will Always Love You!