Uncle Morris S. Overacre

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

UNCLE MORRIS S. OVERACRE, of Berryville, was born Jan. 10, 1905 in Rogers, a son of James Thomas and Hattie Jane (Medalin) Overacre. He departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in Berryville, at the age of 103.

Mr. Overacre worked as a Railroad Lineman for Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of First Baptist Church in McAlester, Okla., and a former member of the IOOF and IBEW Union.

Mr. Overacre is survived by two daughters, Eva Jane Knudesn of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mildred Marie Ralls of McAlester; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

He was united in marriage with Audra Mae Henson who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his parents, one son and 10 siblings.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Pastor Skip French officiating. Interment followed in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc.

Memorial donations can be sent to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, 301 Bunch Springs Road, Berryville, AR 72616. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.