Born 11-25-1916 -- Died 10-27-2003
Berniece Alice Kissinger Absher, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died Oct. 27, 2003, at Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 25, 1916, at Fowler, Mo., the daughter of Lewis and Gracie Murr Hoffarth. She was a homemaker and a member of East Side Baptist Church in Cave City.
Survivors include a son, Buddy Kissinger of Searcy; a daughter, Vivian Howell of Cave City; five grandchildren -- Debbie Duncan of Conway, Kenny Howell, Danny Howell and Tim Howell, all of Cave City, and Monte Kissinger of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 great-grandchildren -- Cindy White, Stuart White and Thomas Duncan, all of Conway, Nick Howell of Jonesboro, Elisabeth Howell, Jeremy Howell, Melissa Howell, Shaena Howell, Candi Howell, Katie Howell and Christopher Howell, of Cave City; and lots of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two husbands -- James Kissinger and Cloyce Absher; an infant daughter, Elisabeth Kissinger; and two brothers -- Leland Hoffarth and Willard Hoffarth.
The funeral was Oct. 30 at East Side Southern Baptist Church with Van Edwards and Jim Tirey officiating. Arrange-ments were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Al Brown, Jimmy Clem, Noel Mahan, Gary Melton, David Keller and Mordecai Marlin.