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Vance, Reyburn Peay

Reyburn P. Vance, 71 of Owensville died Saturday at a local hospital. He was born September 24, 1901, at Blocker Post Office (Antioch) in Saline County, the son of the late Robert and Faithia Roberts Vance. He was a member of Owensville Baptist Church. He retired from the teaching profession in 1963 having taught for 40 years at Paron and Rural Dale schools. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roxie Caldwell Vance; two sons, Gerald Vance and Willie Vance, both of Benton; one brother, Clayburn Vance of Benton; two half-sisters, Miss Maude Bradfield and Miss Bess Bradfield of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Mrs. Brenda Richardson and John Vance, both of Benton, and Mrs. Patti Denison of Hot Springs; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Owensville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Owensville Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home of Benton. Pallbearers will be D. L. Ziegler, Darrell Williams, H. W. Harris, Rogie Hester, Walker Barnette, James W. Elliott, W. R. Sheets, and Miles Tillery. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles P. Greenway, Dr. Curtis W. Jones, Jr., Dr. Drew Agar, Dr. F. Paul Hogue, Virgil Williams, Arch B. Elliott, Virginia Fletcher, C. M. Carden, Charles E. Lambert and Cletus Turbyfill. (from Benton Courier)    Paron Class of 1940