Evelyn Alexander died January 19. 2013

Evelyn Lewis Alexander, 99 of Heber Springs, Arkansas died on January 19, 2013.  She was born on April 28, 1913 in Haynesville, Louisiana to the late James L. and Dora Alford Lewis.  She was a 1930 graduate of Haynesville High School.  She married Cecil “ Slick” Alexander on June 4, 1933 in Haynesville, Louisiana and moved to Heber Springs on June 5, 1933.  They owned Alexander’s Restaurant and a service station, which Slick had started with his brother, for 32 years.  She was the first Municipal Court Clerk of Heber Springs and served for 33 years from 1946 to 1979.  She was also a member of The Study Club, the last original member of the Monday Morning Breakfast Club that began in 1938, news reporter of the Social Scene Column in the former Cleburne County Times, an advocate of Meals on Wheels, an active member  the First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs, and the Dorcas UMW Circle and many other civic organizations.  An avid bridge player, she continued to play well into her ninety ninth year. She was deeply loved by her very large family and of whom she was very proud.  She was especially proud to have been alive to live to see her three great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 6 brothers and 2 sisters.  She is survived by her sons, Cecil Alexander and wife Kathy of Heber Springs and Jim Alexander and wife Jan of Little Rock: grandchildren Tracey Hargrove (Benny) and Lesli Thomas ( Jim) of Heber Springs, Brenda Alexander and Jaimie Alexander of Rogers, Jace Alexander (LeAnn) of North Little Rock, and Christy Lock (Paul) of Houston, Texas: 9 great grandchildren: 3 great-great grandchildren: special niece Peggy Pemberton (Roger) of Haynesville, Louisiana, daughter-in-law Pat Alexander, a host of nieces and nephews, and faithful neighbor Jim Lay.   A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21 at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs.  A visitation will be held preceding the service at 1:00 P.M. at the church. Memorials may be made to first United Methodist Church, 1099 West Pine Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 or the Cleburne County Library, 1010 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs, AR  72543. The family of Evelyn Alexander would like to thank the wonderful staff of Hospice Home Care of Conway and the loving staff of Southridge Assisted Living of Heber Springs.  Please visit Family Funeral Service, www.dwightfamilyfuneral .com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements by Family Funeral Service, Heber Springs, AR  501 362-2088