Bessie Mae Peoples, 74, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in a local hospital.
Ms. Peoples was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Bradley, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of Tower of Power.
Survivors include three sons, Mark Peoples and Tommie Peoples of Texarkana and Tonnie Peoples of San Diego; three daughters, Connie Moore, Stephanie Peoples and Carlos Kelly of Texarkana; two sisters, Jessie Mae Smith and Aline Mack of San Diego; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lonoke Baptist Church with the Rev. David Watson officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under direction of Lyles Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.