Velma Lorene Walker, 79, of Shirley, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Born November 2, 1938 in Dumas, Texas to Alvin and Alta Mae McKinsey Hembree. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Bates, Arkansas; she was a florist and owned the florist shop in Fairfield Bay for many years.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jack Walker; children, Jackie Walker Jr., Robert Walker, Gary Walker, Kenneth Michael Walker and Terry Walker; siblings, Connie Evans; 10 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, friends and other family members.

Services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Bates, Arkansas with Brother Terry Rice officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. To sign Velma Walker’s Book of Memories, please visit www.clintonfuneral