Zella Marie Coleman

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Zella Marie Coleman, 95, of Mountainburg, Arkansas passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 in her home. She was a homemaker, former Co-owner of Coleman Gas Company in Mountainburg and Coleman Charolais Farm, a member of Locke EHC and the Crawford County Fair Board, Crawford County Farm Family of the Year, a member of Women's Auxiliary of Crawford Memorial Hospital, and member of Republican Women of Crawford County, a former 4-H Leader and grandmother to 4 Arkansas State 4-H Presidents and a member of the Locke Freewill Baptist Church. She was born May 8, 1921 in Follett, Texas to the late Minor and Ida (Dweese) Henricks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Coleman and twin daughters. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Locke Freewill Baptist Church with interment in Locke Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Hays of Fayetteville, Ark. and two sons, Bruce Coleman and wife Mabel and Bill Coleman and wife Carol all of Mountainburg, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, David Hays and wife Karen, Danny Hays and wife Evelyn, Deborah Hays Steel and husband Rob, Dannetta Hays Osborn and husband Dave, Robin Willroth and husband Dale, Shari Moxley and husband Mike, Jennifer Fortenberry and husband Josh, Matt Coleman and wife Dana, John Coleman and wife Angie, Adam Coleman and wife Helga and Catherine Coleman; 23 great-grandchildren, Rachel Hays Holland and husband Scott, Jonathan Hays, Emmielou Hays, Annabeth Hays, Mikayla Steel, Jake Steel, Caleb Coleman, Abree Coleman, Sydney Coleman, Noah Coleman, Quinn Coleman, Easton Coleman, Serena Coleman, Mila Coleman, Hadley Coleman, Heather Firth and husband Phillip, Dusty Willroth, Coleman Moxley, Hannah Moxley, Luke Moxley and Mitchell Moxley, Jacob Fortenberry and Madison Fortenberry and one great-great-grandchild, Ezra Firth. Pallbearers will be Dusty Willroth, David Hays, Danny Hays, Matt Coleman, John Coleman and Adam Coleman. The family will visit with friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy. 64 East, Alma, Ark. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Locke Freewill Baptist Church or to the Locke Cemetery Fund, 16643 Old Locke Road, Mountainburg, Ark. 72946. Online tributes may be made at

Published April 13, 2017