B. Dianne (Cross) Sloan, 48, of Black Rock, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Baptist Medical Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, of heart failure. She was born August 2, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Thomas B. and Mary Louise Collins Cross.
A graduate of Fayetteville High School, the University of Maryland and Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, she taught schools in Missouri, Black Rock, Williams Baptist College and Taejon Christian School in Korea. She was a lifelong Girl Scout, a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and the Lord’s faithful servant to the community.
She married Daniel E. Sloan on May 12, 1979.
Survivors included her husband; a son and daughter, Jeremiah C. Sloan and Sarah A. Sloan, both of the home; three brothers, David and Vicki Cross of Fayetteville, Donald and Imee Cross of Prairie Grove, and Dean and Michelle Cross of Walnut Ridge; one sister, Tammy and Steven Davis of Hoxie; three exchange students, Noe Linan and Jan Gibbert of the home and Serena Mor of Italy.
Visitation was held at New Hope Baptist Church south of Black Rock. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 5, at New Hope Baptist Church with Brother Terry Walls officiating. Burial was in the Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.
Memorials may be made to the Black Rock School College Fund or the New Hope Baptist Church Youth Fund.
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