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Orare Bearden Skains (01-22-2015)
Funeral services for Mrs. Orare Bearden Skains, 96, will
be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Sardis
Baptist Church in Farmerville with Pastors Bob Jackson &
David Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery
near Farmerville, under the direction of Farrar Funeral
Mrs. Skains, a homemaker, went to be with her Lord and
Savior on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
Orare was born May 10, 1918 to the union of Leonard
“Len” and Daisy Bearden. She spent her entire life in
Union Parish. She was a faithful member of Sardis Baptist
Church for over 80 years until her health prevented her
Orare was preceded in death by: Her husband of 70 years,
John O. Skains; son Taylor “Pug” Skains; a niece that was
like a daughter, Ruth Albritton and husband Marvin; as well
as five sisters and five brothers.
Left to honor her memory are: Her sons, Bennie B. Skains
and wife Nan and Danny Skains and wife Debbie; daughterin-
law Maxine Skains of Farmerville; 10 grandchildren, 18
great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren and three
great-great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the
nurses and staff at Arbor Lake Nursing Home & Bro. David
Martin for the excellent care given during our Mother’s
Serving as pallbearers will be Stan Bearden, Kim Skains,
Ronnie Cole, Jimmy Cole, Tony Nolan, and Learnerd Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers are Stein Bearden, Emmett
Bearden and Lester Bearden.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at
Farrar Funeral Home.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.