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Bernice S. LaNier

Bernice S. LaNier

Bernice S. LaNier was born April 4, 1934 in Brush Hill, Arkansas to Benjamin Franklin Spain and Lucie Tennessee (Qualls) Spain. She passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Okemah at the age of 86.

Bernice, also known as Tootsie, was a resident of the Okemah area most all of her life. She worked at the Okemah Wrangler Plant and was a loving homemaker. Bernice and Clyde Dale LaNier were married June 7, 1996. She enjoyed dancing and traveling to Arkansas and Louisiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her step son, Timmy Arb; 5 brothers, Luther, Smokey, John, Chester and Jim Spain and 3 sisters, Clara Voila Jones, Cora M. Fisher and Lora Lucille Fisher.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Dale LaNier of Okemah; children, Amos Lee LaNier, John Massey, Randy Arb, Toni McGill and husband Robert and Joey Bliss; one brother, Kenneth Spain of Okemah; nephew, Ricky Fisher and great-nephew Richard Fisher. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

All arrangements were handled by Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma.

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