Funeral services for Mrs. Belva Wallace Torrence, 93, were held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 17, 2012) at Central Baptist Church, Springhill, with the Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held Monday, July 16, 2012 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Torrence was born on Feb. 27, 1919 in Village, Arkansas to Hartford and Mary Cook Wallace and passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Taylor, Arkansas.
She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church, Springhill, where she enjoyed participating in all church-related activities and was a retired hairdresser.
Mrs. Torrence loved sewing, cooking, painting, fishing, traveling, visiting with her friends and watching Lumberjack football. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children, Dr. Leamon G. "Gary" Torrence, Jr. and wife, Alexis of Springhill, Janet Torrence Gremillion and husband, Joe of Silverhill, Alabama, Beth Torrence Auger and husband, Don of West Monroe and Nancy Torrence Howard and husband, Bobby of Keithville; son-in-law, Larry Stegall of Farmerville; 17 grandchildren, Kim McCrary, Karen Dunham, Jeff Stegall, Robbie Gremillion, Sherry Ringenoldus, Sheila Kennedy, Chris Davies, Pamela Bermudez, Tiffany Figgins, Jerry Paul Nye, Brandon Nye, Mike Howard, Richard Howard, Jenny Ranz, Taylor Torrence, Sarah Torrence and Lee Torrence; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Torrence was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Allen Braley and Leamon Garrett Torrence, Sr.; daughters, Jerry Alice Braley, Gloria Torrence Stegall; brother, John Wallace; and sisters, Elvira Wallace and Christine Wallace Jacks.
Serving as pallbearers were Lee Torrence, Chris Davies, Jeff Stegall and Jon Nye. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Howard, Mike Howard, Brandon Nye and Ricky McCrary.
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