Laverne Beckley, 93, of Cabot, Ark., formerly of Rector, Ark., passed away February 16, 2017, at the Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark. She was born December 25, 1923, to the late James and Mary (Bryant) Parham.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Wallace Beckley; her son, Bryon (Bill) Beckley; a daughter, Deloris DeLuryea; grandchildren, Little John DeLuryea and Robert DeLuryea; brothers, Chester Parham, Horace Parham and Rudolph Parham, and her sisters, Grace Webb, Jessie Parham, Hazel Parham, Ruth Curtis, Opal Parham and Dimple Gregory.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda and James Willcutt of DeSota, Mo. and Velma Robinson of Cabot; her grandchildren, Kevin English, Belinda Matheney, Kim Isom, Deena Glauberg, Steven Willcutt, Amanda Horn, Krystal Willcutt and Mark Robinson; her great-grandchildren, Derek Matheney, Aaron English, Seth Matheney, Amber English, Stephanie Horn, Cobi DeLuryea, Dylan Harris, Sarah Beth Isom, Katie Willcutt, Brandon Horn, Hayden Glauberg, Emalee Robinson and Haylee Robinson; great-great grandchildren, Sophie, Karter and Silas Matheney and a daughter-in-law, Martha Thompson
Visitation was held beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. The funeral was held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Irby Chapel, with Owen Little in charge of the service. Interment followed in the Blooming Grove Cemetery.
Those who wish may sign the online condolence book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com