Dianne McFarland Photo 4Sally Dianne McFarland, beloved mother, sister and friend to many, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Feb. 10, 2015. Dianne was born in Minden Sept. 16,1950, to Audrey and Beulah White. Dianne was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Freda Sikes; and her husband, Ted McFarland.

Dianne graduated from Minden High School in 1968. She owned and operated a daycare center in Minden for many years. Her favorite pastimes were cooking and gardening (and watching her Arkansas Razorbacks play football). Dianne was a member of First Baptist Church of Minden.

Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, with graveside services immediately following at 2 p.m., at Gardens of Memory in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Sammy Morrow, assisted by the Rev. Bill Crider.

Dianne is survived by her daughter, Juli McFarland of Minden; sister, Bonnie Brown and husband, Murell of Marshall, Texas; sister, Judy Warren of Mendenhall, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Ron Sikes and wife, Helen of Keithville; and several (much loved) nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Murell Brown, Randy Brown, Robert Ervin, Norman McMillon, Ron Sikes and Greg Sikes.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Joe Bolger and the staff of Minden Medical Center for their loving care over the last 18 months and also to all of the other doctors and medical staffs that have cared for Dianne over the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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