Delphia Lee (Howard) Peters "Ms. Pete", 99, of Cushman passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
She was born on October 1, 1919 in Boughton, Arkansas to Dewey Comador DeFoor and Lela (McNeely) DeFoor.
Delphia was down to earth, a great listener, with a soft compassionate heart, strong character and was a role model to many. She was an LPN for 49 years and managed her 200-acre farm where she loved tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, and raising cattle. She also enjoyed quilting, embroidery, and crocheting.
Survivors include her two sons, Herchel Howard of Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas and Jerry (Joyce) Howard of Pearl River, Louisiana; one sister, Faye Horton; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Peters; two sons, Bobby Joel Howard and Harlis Cleveland Howard; brother, J.D. DeFoure; sister, Mary Morrison; two granddaughters, Rebecca Howard Auxier and Jeannine Howard; two daughters-in-law, Darlene Howard and Glenda Howard.
A special thanks goes out to Cave City Nursing Home and Staff and Legacy Hospice for their loving care and compassion.
Pallbearers are Sonny Hodgson, Eric Calvin, Scott Gurke, Tom Glenn, Eric Masterson, Guage Calcione. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. J.D. Allen, Dr. Lackey Moody, Dr. Adam Gray, Larry Garner, and Kohn Batterton.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church with Bruce Qualls officiating. Burial will follow at Barren Fork Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church, P.O. Box 168, Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas, 72561.