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Submitted: 3/28/22 • Approved: 3/30/22 • Last Updated: 4/2/22 • R1426514-G1426512-S3
Rev. Earl L. Laster
April 2, 1908 - June 28, 1988
Earl Laster was born in Arkansas to the late Mary and John Laster. He came to Alma in his early teens and met Toy Willis, The were married in July 1929. He became a member of Zion Alma Baptist Church under Rev. J. J. Nance. Later he was called to the Ministry and was ordained by Rev. J. J. Nance in Alma. He has pastored churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma before becoming ill in the late Seventies. He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.
Toy Willis Laster
May 18, 1911 - July 2, 1997
Toy Laster was the daughter of the Late Robinson and Dollie Willis. She was baptized at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Alma, Arkansas, by the Rev. H. E. Embry. She attended school in Alma. In 1929, she married Earl Laster. They moved to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. In later years her husband was called to the ministry. She worked faithfully with her husband in the ministry for a number of years. She later joined the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Lydia Circle until her death.
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Contributed on 3/28/22 by Billsully060
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