|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1908|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2008|
MARTHA ELIZABETH BECK of Berryville, was born Aug. 9, 1908, to George Granville and Zora Mae (Bryant) Davidson. Mrs. Beck died Aug. 29, 2008, in Berryville, at the age of 100.
Mrs. Beck was an English teacher for nine years in south Arkansas before her family moved to Berryville and started the Ben Franklin Store on the north side of the square. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Berryville. She and her husband, Ray, were very active in the United Methodist Church in Berryville for many years. She was also active in the St. John's Hospital Auxiliary and the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
Elizabeth and her husband also loved to go floating with family and friends. They especially loved football and attending every Razorback football game they could.
Mrs. Beck is survived by one daughter, Patricia and husband, Hugh McKinney, of Berryville; four grandchildren, Barbara and husband Mike Newberry of Green Forest, Diane and husband Randy Wells of Gentry, Linda and husband Kevin Davis of Harrison, and Jeff McKinney and wife Rayma of Kansas City, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
On May 2, 1931, Elizabeth was united in marriage with Ray Owen Beck, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Ann McKinney; and one brother, Charles Bryant Davidson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Rev. Skip French and Rev. Paul Andresen officiating. Interment was in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 800 Marshall Street, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202, or Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, 301 Bunch Springs Road, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Ray Owen Beck (1906 - 1985)*
Patricia Ann Beck McKinney (1932 - 2012)*
Berryville Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
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