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Sara Collins Read

Sara Collins Umphress Read, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Dallas, Texas, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at her home. She was born on Wednesday, January 22, 1930 to Charles Francis and Sarah Bradshaw Umphress in Dallas, Texas.

Sara was of the Methodist faith and was guided in life by her faith, children and family. She owned and operated KTER in Terrell, Texas and KBUS in Mexia, Texas with her husband, Bill Collins for twenty-five years. She was always a fan of Big Band music. Sara was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and father of her children, Billy Joe Collins; her second husband, John Read; one son, Bill Collins; and two sisters, Annice Renz and Jerre Nurree.

Sara is survived by two sons and daughter in law, Joe and Susan Collins of Sunnyvale, Texas, and Andy Collins of Sunnyvale, Texas; one daughter and son in law, Denni and Lou Longoria of Mena; one sister, Pacheco Pyle of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private service will be held in Dallas, Texas at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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