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Faye E. Lester

February 10, 1933 — December 17, 2017

Faye E. Lester

Faye E. Lester, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.

She was born in Bonita, Louisiana on February 10, 1933, daughter of the late Ethal (Ray) and Thomas Gabbert. Faye spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great - grandmother, great – great grandmother and homemaker. She was united in marriage to the late Frank Abbot Lester in Greenville, Mississippi on July 24, 1958 and from this union three sons were born. Faye was of the Church of Christ faith. She loved fishing, the outdoors and quilting until she forced to stop. Her happy time was spending time with her grandchildren and talking about the good old days with them.

Faye is survived by her sons, Mike Lester and wife Pam of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, James Lester and wife Meloney of Independence, Missouri and Jack Lester of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Jennifer Vogt and husband David of Versales, Missouri, Christy Lester of Kansas, Cassie Lester of Williford, Arkansas, Gail Simmons and husband Erick of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kinzie Lester of Independence, Missouri and Jared Lester of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; seven great - grandchildren; one great - great grandchild; sister, Doris Keefer of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and brother, Jack Gabbert and wife Evie of Liberty, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lester; parents, Ethal and Thomas Gabbert; sisters, Ann Capers and Rose Wolander and brothers, Jesse Gabbert, Henry Gabbert, Bill Gabbert, James Gabbert and Clark Gabbert.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 22, 2017 beginning at 2:00 PM with Bro. Ryan Lloyd officiating at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM until service time.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. 

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Friday, December 22, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Faith Presbyterian Church

1001 3rd St, Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512

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