Velma Catherine Price, 96, of Conway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Born in Searcy, she was a daughter to the late Walter and Lula (Ketchum) Price. Velma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her flower gardens. She was a charter member of Northside Church of Christ in Conway, where she attended services for more than 50 years. 

Her husband, Thurman Wesley Price, sons T.W. Price and Wendell Price, sisters Vivian Sparrow and Vera Thorn and brothers Bill Tanner and Estes Tanner also preceded her in death. 

Her daughter Mary Katherine Bender and husband Richard of North Little Rock, daughters-in-law, Jaccye Price and Lillian Price, both of Conway; one brother, Dee Tanner of Searcy; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 31 great-great grandchildren, survive her. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, with Randy Smith and Tim Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park, with Derwin Williams, Gene Bartley, Jerry Overman, James Pollard, Mike Mayfield and Elmo Brewer serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

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