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Alta Snearley, the daughter of Otis Herd and Eva Mae (Vanmeter) Herd, was born Dec. 5, 1924, and departed this life Jan. 21, 2005, at the age of 80. Alta was a resident of Oldfield for the past 20 years, moving from Ava.
Alta and Elzie Denton were united in marriage in 1946 and to this union two children were born. On May 3, 1952, Alta and Warren W. Snearley were united in marriage in Mtn. Home, Ark., Mr. Snearley preceded Alta in death. Alta was employed as a milk truck driver for 14 years. She loved camping and bluegrass festivals, watching NASCAR, the St. Louis Cardinals, quilting, reading, gardening, but most of all loved being with family and friends. Alta was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Ava.
Alta was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Troy Herd; one sister, Freda Cockrum; and one sister-in-law, Linda Herd.
Alta is survived by a son, Kenneth and wife, Janet Denton, Ozark; a daughter, Deloris and husband, Robert Hammons, Oldfield; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Herd, Marionville; one sister, Leta and husband, Bill Tabor, St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Herd, Beulah, Colo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Howard Kenyon officiating. Interment followed in the Fannon Cemetery south of Ava. Visitation was Monday, from 1 p.m. until service time.