APRIL 20, 1921 - NOVEMBER 14, 2008

GRAVETTE, AR - Bessie L Larson, 87 year-old resident of Gravette, Arkansas, died November 14, 2008 at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab. Born April 20, 1921 in Hackett, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Luther and Lena (Tolbert) Harrison. Bessie was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Delaware and Benton Counties. She was a member of Lowery Free Will Baptist Church in Twin Oaks, Oklahoma. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Forrest James; her second husband, Wayne Larson; and two sons, Leon James and Luther James.

Survivors include one daughter, Tresa Mae Madden of Gravette, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Lois Jeffries of Jefferson City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly Madden of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Darryl James of California, Jim James of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Lisa Brooks of Gravette; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Graveside services were 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Elm Cemetery, Leach, Oklahoma with Mr. Leonard Brooks officiating.