Born 6-8-1919 -- Died 5-6-2005 -- Born 6-10-1924 -- Died 1-12-2005
Anna Laura Dark-Vore, age 80, died Jan. 12, 2005, and was followed in death shortly thereafter by her husband, George Thomas Vore Jr., age 85, on May 6, 2005.
She was born June 10, 1924, in Grandglaise, Ark., to Dewey Dark and Ona Grooms.
He was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif., to George Vore Sr. and Sarah Gates.
George and Anna were married June 5, 1942, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The marriage was performed by Pastor George Vore Sr. They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this month.
George served in World War II in the South Pacific as staff sergeant in the Army Medical Corps 1944-1946. After graduating from mortuary science college in Los Angeles, he worked as embalmer/funeral director in cities all over California before moving his family to Hardy, Ark., then to Naples, Fla., and back to Hardy where he worked for Higgin-botham Funeral Home and then for Heath Funeral Home. He also served as deputy coroner in Sharp County. Anna assisted him in his work as office assistant and in other facets of the business.
They moved to Gilbert, Ariz. to live with their daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Roger in August of 2004. They were in poor health and needed home care.
They are survived by their daughter, Patricia Ann Lloyd; son-in-law, Roger; grandson, Timothy Lloyd, and his wife, Yvette; and great-grandson, Timothy Lloyd Jr. of Yorba, Calif.; and grandson, Christopher Lloyd and his wife, Dixie, and their soon-to-be-born great-grandson of Gilbert, Ariz.; and a granddaughter, Tanya Lloyd-Wills of Ontario, Calif.
They are also survived by their son, Walter Avon Vore, daughter-in-law, Rhonda, and grandson, Eric Vore, and his wife, Amy; and two great-grandsons -- Logan and Miles Vore of Winston/Salem, N.C.; and granddaughter, Sarah Vore of Orlando, Fla.
George is survived by two sisters, Leola Wickwire of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Delicia Bearce of Lincoln, Maine. Anna is survived by two brothers, Harris Dark of Hardy, and Rev. Dewey Dark of Cherokee Village; and three sisters, Ida Ackerman of Alton, Mo. Ada Teves of Holister, Calif., and Betty Padgett of Claremore, Okla.
According to their wishes, their ashes will be co-mingled and buried at Baker Cemetery.
An informal memorial graveside ceremony was held June 7.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy, Ark.