Gaston, Juanita (Dunlap)

Juanita Gaston 

(May 17, 1912 - December 11, 2008)

Juanita Gaston, 96, of Sparkman, died Thursday December 11, 2008 at her home. Mrs. Gaston was born in Ouachita County Arkansas on May 17, 1912 to the late Claude & Mattie Overman Dunlap. She was a homemaker & the oldest active member of the First Baptist Church in Sparkman.

She is survived by her son, Tommy Gaston & his wife Linda of Sparkman, AR, a daughter Wanda Gaston of Camden, AR; three grandchildren, Larry Gaston of Sparkman, AR, Angel Pigott & her husband Walt of Sparkman, AR, Michael Gaston & his wife Jennifer of Camden, AR; & nine great grandchildren; Mrs Gaston was also survived by her special care givers, Betty Stamps, Ruth Ford, Janie Smith, Dorothy Randle, Amy Holland, & Joyce Ray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Gaston, two brothers, Keneth & Raymon Dunlap; two sisters, Frances Jones, & Jean Brewster; & one grandson, John Garland Gaston.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday December 13, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Sparkman. Burial will be in Sparkman Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Moffett & Rev. David Dillard officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday evening at the funeral home in Bearden. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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