Funeral services for Mrs. Orare Bearden Skains, 96, will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Sardis Baptist Church in Farmerville with Pastors Bob Jackson & David Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery near Farmerville, LA under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.
Mrs.Skains, a homemaker, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Orare was born May 10, 1918 to the union of Leonard “Len” and Daisy Bearden. She spent her entire life in Union Parish. She was a faithful member of Sardis Baptist Church for over 80 years until her health prevented her from attending.
Orare was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, John O. Skains; son Taylor “Pug” Skains; a niece that was like a daughter, Ruth Albritton & husband Marvin; 5 sisters and 5 brothers.
Left to honor her memory are her sons, Bennie B. Skains & wife Nan, Danny Skains and wife Debbie; daughter-in-law, Maxine Skains of Farmerville. 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and 3 great-great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at Arbor Lake Nursing Home & Bro. David Martin for the excellent care given during our Mother’s final years.
Pallbearers will be Stan Bearden, Kim Skains, Ronnie Cole, Jimmy Cole, Tony Nolan, & Learnerd Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers are Stein Bearden, Emmett Bearden & Lester Bearden.
Visitation is 5:00-8:00pm Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home.