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Alice Bishop Church

Alice Bishop Church, 62, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away September 14, 2017 at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home in Springdale, Arkansas. A celebration of life will be held Monday, September 25, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Alice was born June 9, 1955 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Wanda Berry Smith and Walter Roland Bishop. Her stepfather Van Buren Haggard also played an important role in her life. The family moved to Abilene, Texas when Alice was 13 years old, and she attended Abilene schools where she graduated from Abilene Christian High School in 1973 and Abilene Christian University in 1976. She married her loving husband David Church on June 9, 2001 in Garfield, Arkansas.

Alice’s favorite job was working as the manager of Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, Arkansas for 11 years. She was a City of Fayetteville Planning Commissioner and board member for Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers of Northwest Arkansas, and Arts Center of the Ozarks. The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal named Alice Business Executive of the Year in 2000.

She is survived by her husband, David Church and two children, Wyatt Church and Clara Church; mother, Wanda Smith of Stephenville, Texas; a brother, Berry Bishop and wife, Laurie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; a sister, Vanessa Halford and husband, David of Stephenville, Texas. Other survivors include in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association Arkansas Chapter, 1200 W. Walnut St. #2309, Rogers, AR 72756 or Second Chance Farm animal rescue, P.O. Box 1085, Granbury, TX 76048. Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.  Please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign an online guest book.  



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Wanda, we were so sorry to hear of Alices passing. We had just heard about her having ALS. I hope you are doing well. I think back to when we worked together at First Stare Bank from time to time. How fast time has passed. We now live in Allen close to where our kids are living in Plano and Lewisville. Blessings to you and your family.
Steve and Sue

Steve and Sue Cunningham Oct 22 2017 12:00 AM

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A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent on September 24, 2017

Sweet Alice... I will cherish her friendship always. With love, Susan Harrison-Delano

Expression of Sympathy Sep 24 2017 12:00 AM

Sending my love and prayers to the whole family during this challenging time. Alice was such a warm, kind, fun and smart woman. We worked together at Simon Property Group and would often compare notes. She will be fondly remembered. So proud of her strength and love of her family.

Karen Geary Sep 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Church

Rick Taylor Sep 18 2017 12:00 AM

Although I had not seen her in a long time due to living in different states, I always considered Alice to be a special friend. She saw me through some tough days when we were much younger. I will always be grateful for her caring nature, her sweet smile, and her willingness to go the extra mile for a friend.

Earth's loss is heaven's gain.

Cheryl Purcell Sep 18 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Alice's -passing. I have such good memories of times with her
when she would visit in Blytheville. She was a beautiful person. She loved her children and husband. Condolences to Berry and her family.

Polly Abbott Bakker Sep 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Church

Tracy Boudreaux Sep 16 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your family's loss. Your in my prayers and thoughts every day. May the Lord gently hold your family in his arms .

Tracy Boudreaux Sep 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Church

Scotty Sullivan Sep 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Church

Fred & Melody Kouchehbagh Sep 16 2017 12:00 AM

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