Janice Gail Essman, 64, of Charleston, AR, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born September 10, 1949, in Jenny Lind, AR to Louis Willard Scoggins and Elsie Gail Rogers Scoggins of Charleston, AR. She was a member of Mountain View Free Will Baptist Church, No. of Charleston where she was Secretary/Treasurer) and was a Vice-President of Benefit Bank, working in the loan department. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry.
Service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with interment at Garden of Memories in Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston, Arkansas.
Survivors are her husband Shelby Essman, of the home; one daughter, Andrea Gregory of Mountainburg; two sons, Jarrod Essman of Charleston and Adam Essman of Van Buren; two brothers, Roger and Randy Scoggins of Charleston; four grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Pall Bearers were Lorne and Ross Scoggins, Leo Robertson, Troy May, Jim Shaver and Rick Posey.