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Obituary for Lissie McClain

Lissie Jane McClain, 84, of Heavener was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Springdale, Arkansas to Lee and Margie Emma (Dougherty) Sizemore and passed away July 12, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joe Ray officiating. Interment will follow in Heavener Memorial Park, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Lissie was a long-time resident of the area, a homemaker, and a member of Coaldale Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. She also loved doing arts and crafts. Lissie enjoyed doing yard ornaments, needle point sewing, cooking, and canning. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by three sons Dwain McClain and wife Helen of Jackson, Mississippi, David McClain of Heavener, and Rodney McClain and wife Nita of Heavener; four sisters Helen Whittle of Huntsville, Arkansas, Sharline Doyle and husband Art of Ceres, California,

Edith Usrey of Ceres, California and Elea Mae McClain and husband Ed of Coaldale, Arkansas; two brothers Eugene Sizemore and wife Phyllis of Sonora, Arkansas and Gerry Sizemore and wife Judy of Gravett, Arkansas; two sisters-in law Christine Gregory of Howe and Roberta Sizemore of Knob Hill, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Jerry McClain, of Vacaville, Georgia; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle McClain; a daughter-in-law, Nancy McClain; one daughter, Barbara Jane McClain; one brother, Willie Sizemore; and one sister, Annis Baker.

Pallbearers will be: Her grandsons

Viewing is from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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