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Laura Bell Crain Alexander
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1884
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1968
Van Buren
Crawford County
Arkansas, USA

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Bell Alexander, 83, of Fayetteville Road, Van Buren, Arkansas, were held Monday, January 15, 1968 at the Wood Memorial Christian Church in Van Buren with the Rev. T.M. Carroll and the Rev. Charles W. Richards officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery by Ocker Funeral Home.

Widow of the late Rev. Guy Garfield Alexander, she was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the oldest child of Frances and Charles Crain. She is the last surviving member of her family which also included two brothers and two sisters.

She had been a resident of Van Buren since 1914.

Mrs. Alexander died Saturday, Jan 13, 1968 in a local hospital. She was a member of the Alexander Memorial Christian Church which was renamed and dedicated to the memory of her late husband who was a minister of the church for a period of 46 years. She was a past president of the Business and Professional Women's club,a past president of the Crawford County Home Demonstration Clubs; a member of the Van Buren Literary Club; an employee for 20 years at the Triple-AAA Office in Van Buren; and a former secretary-treasurer of the Crawford County Farm Bureau. She retired in 1950.

Survivors include five sons, Howard, Edward, Lt. Col Marvin of the U.S. Army, Travis and Nelson; four daughters, Frances, Margaret, Mildred and Verna; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Information was contributed to Find A Grave by Tonia Holleman , who has been on a project of documenting and photographing headstones in Historical and abandoned cemeteries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. If you have any additional information or corrections you can contact Tonia at

Family links: 
  Charles Crain (1857 - 1915)
  Frances Miller Crain (1859 - 1932)
  Guy Garfield Alexander (1880 - 1966)
  Harold Crain Alexander (1911 - 1940)*
  Mildred Alexander Thompson (1917 - 2007)*
  Edward C. Alexander (1921 - 1983)*
  Travis Leroy Alexander (1922 - 1981)*
  Laura Bell Crain Alexander (1884 - 1968)
  Nelson Adolph Crain (1885 - 1962)*
  Mabel Helen Crain Weitlauf (1890 - 1952)*
  Edith V Crain Patton (1892 - 1965)*
  Harvey Crain (1894 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Van Buren
Crawford County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Area 2, Grave #21
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Nov 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22722996
Laura Bell <i>Crain</i> Alexander
Added by: Ronald Walton
Laura Bell <i>Crain</i> Alexander
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Laura Bell <i>Crain</i> Alexander
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- Randy Crain
 Added: May. 29, 2011

- Ronald Walton
 Added: Nov. 7, 2007

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