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Rachel King

Rachel Cagle King, 96, of Fort Smith passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Fort Smith. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Franklin County, Ark., to the late William and Ida Wilbourn. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 37 years, Charley Cagle, and her second husband of 12 years, Clyde King; two sons, Virgil Cagle and Ernie Cagle; infant daughter, Alma Ruth Cagle; daughter, Wilma Wagner; son-in-law, Dale Wagner; and two grandsons, David Almond and Michael Cagle.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty Almond and husband J.D. of Fort Smith, Bertha Dickerson and husband Johnnie of Mulberry, and Irma Wade and husband Neal of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren, Karen McDonald, Crystal Walker, Nathan Dickerson, Sean Wagner, Cody and Cully Wade, Debbie Disney, Toni Oxford, and Tawana Sue Sharp; several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow at New Cemetery in Mulberry, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Cody Wade, Danny McDonald, Nathan Dickerson, and Robin Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, and Amanda McDonald, Sara McDonald, Cully Wade, Bud Cagle, Billy Cagle, Champ Cagle, Kenneth Cagle, and other family members.

To place an online tribute go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.

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