Thanks for the information. Although it is a little late for me, hopefully it will help someone else know the material available.
With the obit. and information provided by the Van Buren Co. Historical Society and the Conway County Genealogical Association, I was able to find that Sarah Catherine McAlister Ward was the daughter of Joseph and Melissa Steel McAlister of Conway Co., AR and the granddaughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Moore McAlister of Hickman Co., KY.
The information provided by these organizations assisted several descendants of Sarah’s siblings in tracing their ancestors back two and three generations.