Alice Ann Conway Papan


Obituary Notice

Alice Ann Conway Papan, 74, died Monday, November 18, 2002. Born in Little Rock October 25, 1928, daughter of the late Claibourne Watkins Conway and the late Mildred Hollis Conway, she was a descendant of many pioneer Arkansas families, including the Curran, Sevier, Watkins, Hollis, and Taliaferro families, and was the great granddaughter of the first governor of the State of Arkansas, James Sevier Conway, and the great, great granddaughter of Arkansas' last Territorial Governor and first U. S. Senator, William Savin Fulton. Mrs. Papan attended Little Rock High School , St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was affiliated with Chi Omega Fraternity. She continued to be very active with the Little Rock Chi Omega Alumnae Club, in which she held many chairmanships. She was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of America and served for several years as a Troop Leader. A lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she was a former member of the Vestry, Mrs. Papan was much involved with Episcopal Church Women, serving as chairman of St. Agnes Guild, decorations chairman for parish functions, and on the Hospitality Committee Mrs. Papan was a member of The Arkansas Society of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, and was the organization's program chairman for many years. For more than 30 years Mrs. Papan was employed by Little Rock Dermatology Clinic.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Curran and Ellen Papan of Little Rock, a daughter and son-in-law, Leslee and Kelly Brown of Fayetteville, three granddaughters, Kristin Papan of Little Rock, and Natalie and Madeline Brown of Fayetteville. She is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolynn Conway Coleman and Walter C. "Buddy" Coleman, Jr., and, Hollis Conway Kennedy and James N. Kennedy, Jr., all of Little Rock, and seven nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation at Ruebel Funeral Home from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21st. The funeral service will be at Christ Episcopal Church, at 5th and Scott, on Friday, the 22nd, at 10:00 A. M. with the Rev. Larry Benfield officiating. Pallbearers will be Jamie Crews, Clay Crews, Buddy Coleman, Kim Kennedy, Kelly Brown, Clay Patty, Paul Green, and Frank Park. Following the church service, burial will be at Mt. Holly Cemetery at 12th and Broadway. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Fifth & Scott, L.R., the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, L.R. or the Chi Omega Foundation, P. 0. Box 2121, Memphis, Tennessee 38159.