LUXORA — Dorothy Jean Hanna, 91, of Luxora, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola.

Dorothy was born in Detroit to John and Susie Feezor Barch and was retired from the Arkansas Revenue Department in Osceola. She was a faithful member of the Luxora Church of Christ.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening and putting up corn every year. She was a great cook, known especially for divinity at Christmas. Even at 91 years old, Dorothy devotedly walked every day.

Dorothy was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother who especially adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Hanna Sr.; her parent; two brothers, Paul and Phillip Barch; three sisters, Mary Miller, Sandra Ephlin and Patricia Caldwell; and a granddaughter, Jayme Long.

Dorothy leaves four children, Gale Hanna Jr. and his wife Dana of Searcy, Cherrie Scott and her husband Davie of Osceola, Karen Faries and her husband Ronnie of Tiptonville, Tenn., and Cathy Gist and her husband Darrell of Luxora; four brothers, Marvin Barch of Memphis, Joe Barch of Luxora, Norman Barch of Princeton, Texas, and David Barch of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Martha Barch of Memphis; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Barry Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Children’s Homes Inc. in Paragould.

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