Thelma Bias, 89

Funeral services for Thelma Lorene Hampton Bias, 89, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, were held Aug. 5, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Bias died July 30 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.

She was born May 21, 1930, at Longrun, the daughter of Oscar M. and Callie J. Adams Hampton.

On Sept. 2, 1947, in Mountain Home, she married John A. “J.R.” Bias Jr., who preceded her in death in 1997.

Mrs. Bias started to work at Baxter Lab in Mountain Home in 1967 and retired in 1993 after 26 years of service there. 

She is survived by three daughters, who were the light of her life: Thelma “Louise” Hill and husband Larry of Mountain Home, Katherine Loftis of Gainesville and Lisa M. VanDyke of Conway, Arkansas; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son-in-law, Cecil Loftis; grandsons Brad Loftis and Kevin Letterman; and granddaughter Ronna Letterman.

Burial was at Lutie Cemetery in Theodosia. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutie Cemetery.

Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.

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