Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory
4520 N Crossover Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703


Laura Simpson Beene

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Laura Simpson Beene of Wynne, Arkansas, died on December 21, 2013 in Springdale, Arkansas. Laura was the first child of Samuel Lowell Simpson and Virginia Jones Simpson Billingslea. She was preceded in death by her husband Guy Marvin Beene and son Guy Marvin Beene, Jr. She is survived by daughters Cozette Beene Vaught and Hannah Beene-Lowder, and husband Larry; granddaughter Leslie Vaught Monroe, and husband John; grandsons Lloyd Beene Vaught, and wife Jessica, and Harrison Beene Lowder; great grandchildren William Beene Monroe, Hallie Laura Lucy Vaught, and Robert Charles Beene Vaught; sister Marion Simpson Curtner; nephew Byron Duke Curtner, and wife Terry; and great nephews Russell Byron Curtner and Travis Adams Curtner.
Prior to her illness, Laura was honored to be a member of P.E.O. (Chapter AY), Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Wynne Baptist Church, and Crowley’s Ridge Tennis Ladies. In honor of her lifelong support of Cross County Public Library, memorials may be sent to 410 E. Merriman Ave., Wynne, AR, 72396. Her family is also grateful for the ministry and support of Wynne Presbyterian Church, and memorials may be sent to 1735 E. Poplar Ave., Wynne, AR, 72396.
A graveside service will be held at Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne, AR.
Cremation arrangements handled by Nelson-Berna Funeral Home of Fayetteville, Arkansas.