Mary Alice Hedges of Grove, Okla. passed from this life Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Okla.  She was 96.

Alice was born November 21, 1921 in Dilworth, Okla. to Ben Parker and Mary Ann (Buell) Hahn.  She had lived in Grove for the past two years moving from Miami. She was a homemaker, seamstress and was a nurse’s aide at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. She was a member of the New Life Church of the Nazarene in Miami, Okla. 

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Finley Hedges on April 19, 2007, her parents, two sisters and two brothers, a grandson and a great-great granddaughter. 

Survivors include two sons Robert Elmer Hedges of Nowata, Okla. and Charles Buster Hedges and wife Susan of Tulsa, Okla., three daughters Alice Roberta Lindsly and husband Robert of Cleora, Okla, Dorothy Ann Carlile and husband Robert of Tahlequah, Okla. and Nancy Jean Pittman and husband John of Grove, Okla., 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. at New Life Church of the Nazarene in Miami, Okla. Rev. Casey Hollingsworth will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. Bobby Hedges, Braden Pittman, Ben Lindsly, Justin Hedges, Buster Hedges, Jr. and Rodney Weeks will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla.  Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at