Frances L. Chavis
Published 12:55 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances L. Chavis were held at 3 p.m. March
16, 2019, at Old Hebron Baptist Church.
Mrs. Chavis, 89, passed away March 13, 2019, at her home in New Hebron.
Rev. Terry Phillips, Rev. Tyler Chavis, Rev. Micah Rutland and Rev.
Neal Hollinger officiated.
Interment was March 17, 2019, in the Jones Cemetery in Redfield, Arkansas.
Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Joshua Chavis, Jack Chavis, Brandon Chavis, Luke
Holland, Taylor Chavis and Landon Gartman. Honorary Pallbearers will
be Colton Chavis, Mason Chavis, Noah Holland, Jase Chavis and Myers
Frances Lorene Chavis was born on October 28, 1929, in Sheridan,
Arkansas, to James Clayton Vanlandingham and Masil Mae Moore
Mrs. Chavis graduated from Sheridan High School, moving then to Pine
Bluff for work, where she met her husband-to-be, a young Baptist
They married in 1951 and raised four boys while serving mostly rural
churches in Arkansas and Mississippi, with Mrs. Chavis often serving
as church pianist.
Settling in New Hebron, she worked until retirement as an elementary
school teacher’s aide at New Hebron Attendance Center.
When Rev. Chavis died in 1973, Mrs. Chavis continued serving the Lord
as a long-time member of Old Hebron Baptist Church near New Hebron.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, Rev.
Clifton H. Chavis; one son, Darrell Keith Chavis; one grandson,
Zachary Hamilton Chavis and one sister, Irma Jean Nix.
Mrs. Chavis is survived by three sons, Larry (Sydnie Lynn) Chavis of
Mendenhall, Ronnie (Donna) Chavis of New Hebron and Mark (Christi)
Chavis from McKinney, Texas ; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Chavis of
New Hebron; one sister, Lynda (Russell) Hollinger of Prattsville,
Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Shannon (Brady) Gartman, Jamie (Todd)
Holland, Joshua (Miranda) Chavis, Tyler (Brittany) Chavis, Brandon
(Ashley) Chavis, Jack Chavis, Taylor Chavis, Alyssa Chavis and Colton
Chavis; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was March 16, 2019, at Old Hebron Baptist Church.
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