Wilma Louise Cave Pierce McIntire, age 90 of Malvern, went to be with her Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015 surrounded by family and friends at Arbor Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on December 1, 1924 in Rotan, Texas to the late Clarence Cave and Altie Estell Edwards Cave. Reared and receiving her early education in Texas, she later attended Merritt Davis Business College in Medford, Oregon. During her working life she was a telephone operator, a bookkeeper, a secretary and sold real estate. A resident of Malvern since 1993, she was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles, playing bingo, watching game shows, and being around her grandchildren and family.
Wilma was also preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Clay Pierce, and by five siblings: Lucille Albert, Joyce Harris, Flenoy Cave, Liburn Cave, and Clarence Junior Cave.
Survivors are her loving husband, Erroll McIntire; children, James Travis Pierce (Donna Ray), Clay Edward Pierce (Donna Kay), all of Malvern; Erroll E. McIntire, Jr. (Phyllis), Crescent City, CA; Judy Gilbert (Greg), Oregon; Charlotte McIntire, CA; Velda Cowgill (David), Oregon, and Debbie Young, Oregon; brothers, Fred Leo Cave (Hazel), Tucson, AZ, and Billy Joe Cave (Burdean), Malvern; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at J. A. Funk Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon, February 19, 2015, at two o’clock, with the funeral immediately following at three o’clock. The service will be officiated by Brother Donnis Smead. Interment will be in Jones Cemetery at Brown Springs.
Pallbearers are: Bill Cave, Shane Pierce, Jackie Gray, J. C. Marks, Paul Buck, and Leon Perry.
Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Special thanks go to the staff at Arbor Oaks and The Crossing for their kind, loving care.
Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com.