Myrtle Anna Brown Beasley
Funeral Date: 9/28/2011

Obituary:
Myrtle Anna Brown Beasley, of Warren, AR., went to be with her Lord and a host of her previously departed family and friends on Sunday September 25, at the age of 94. A life long resident of Bradley County, she was born on May 5, 1917, in the Corinth Community near Warren to the late Oscar and Ruth Barker Brown. Despite losing her father when she was only 18 months old and truly experiencing the hardships of life at an early age, she was blessed with a determined, steadfast mother who instilled within her the desire to excel in all that she did. She graduated from Warren High School as valedictorian of her class but immediately began working for Judge D. A. Bradham and later for Warren Cotton Oil Company to help support her widowed mother. Although she was not fortunate enough to continue her education, a multitude of people benefited from her gifted ability to write or speak words of wisdom, comfort or even humor when needed. On June 26, 1937, she married I.D. Beasley, Jr. and became his companion in life and business for 62 years. Since I.D. was a natural born business man, they attempted various business interests during their marriage. Throughout these ventures, she was his invaluable helpmate. In 1956, they established Beasley’s Used Cars and Wrecking Yard where they worked together until they retired in 1980. She also worked for the Southern Lumber Company for a time recording deeds by hand in their records. She was a long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Warren where she faithfully ministered in many areas including teaching Sunday School classes for over 40 years. For many years, she also conducted weekly services on behalf of First Assembly at the local nursing homes. Ms. Myrtle, as she was fondly called by many, was a living illustration of the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31. She was a blessing and strength to her husband, a loving teacher and caregiver to her children, a friend to her community, and a faithful servant to her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, I.D., her young son, Johnny, her only brother Clifton Brown, and her son-in-law Bill Flurry. She is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Flurry of Cumming, Georgia, and Mattie Ruth Tipton and her husband Jerry of Sherwood, Arkansas; two grandsons, Jason Flurry and Natalie of Canton, Georgia and Denny Tipton and Jennifer of Sherwood, Arkansas; four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28, at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Ministers were Reverend Jim Bales and Reverend E. Joe Wilmoth. Active pallbearers were Doyle Gill, Dale Wolfe, James Wright, Bill Jones, Buddy Smith and Larry Reppond. Honorary Pallbearers were W.T. Outlaw, Tully McCoy, Church Weaver, John Fierce, James Tillman, Jerry Burks, Donald Stover, John Parrott, Sam Russell and Porter Mullins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Assembly of God Church, P. O. Box 30, Warren, AR 71671.

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Name: Barbara and Ronnie Higgins
Message: Grew up just up the road from the Beasley's on South Main..(Joe Mack and Geraldine Hodges were my parents)..My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Name: Linda Barrett
Message: Myrtle Anna was my dad's (Amos Warren's) first cousin. Myrtle Anna will be missed. She was an amazing lady.

Name: Herbert Barrett
Message: Your mom was a neighbor of mine for most of my life & a very nice lady.

Name: Roxie Wright
Message: What a wonderful Christian woman Myrtle Anna was! Heaven has definately gained an angel!

Name: TOM ED WRIGHT
Message: There is not enought space here for me to tell all this lady has helped my accomplish by her influence in my life. She took me in at a very low time in my life. She prayed for me and with me. She encouraged me and was one of the ones who advised me to answer the call to preach. I was her student and she was my teacher. She faithfully send me cards and letters for over 35+ years. She always found out where I was and would me her "Myrtle Epistle" with greetings and love enclosed in it. God Bless the family and be true to Jesus and you will see her very soon! REV. T.E. WRIGHT

Name: Donna Ozment - Raney
Message: I was sad to hear about Mrs. Myrtle Anna, but I know she is in a much better place now with no pain. She was such a wonderful person, that in later years, reminded me so much of my own mother. I have poems that she wrote when each of my children were born. She always put a personal touch to everything she did, even as recent as this May when my son graduated. She will be truly missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.

Name: Velina Mouton
Message: My deepest and heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Mom. I know that you will truly miss her. However, I rejoice with you that she is with the Lord and that is an awesome place to be; in His presence. May His peace and comfort be with you and your family.

Name: Mark & Kathy Halley
Message: Such a precious lady, with such a wonderful outlook on life! Very dear to all she came in contact with! Love and prayers! Mark and Kathy Halley & family

Name: Sarah (Clark) Martin
Message: Marilyn, so sorry that your mom passed away. I saw the obituary in today's paper. Would love to hear from you when you have time.

Name: Joyce Thornton
Message: I so enjoyed being neighbors/friends with Mrs. Myrtle. She always remembered my birthday, brought fresh picked flowers from her flower garden, and homemade candy! Such a sweet lady who will be missed by all who knew her!

Name: Bobby Robbins
Message: "Grieve not in death, but rejoice that a true child of God has been called home." I can hear her voice loudly and even today. When guardian angels were sent, Ms. Myrtle Anna seemed to be that angel who was blessed for having so many to watch over. Her Christain guidance was welcomed inspiration to countless children and many adults. There are loyal servants and matriarchs of the community. Indeed, Ms. Myrtle Anna's legacy will be long cherished by those who were fortunate to share friendship with this truly remarkable child of God.

Name: Hal and Peggy Corbett
Message: Dear ones, Hal and I both send our love and prayers to our Father in Heaven on your behalf. We loved Myrtle Anna and will be eager to see her in that great gettin up mornin. Never a year has gone by without a remembrance from her. God bless you all.

Name: Charles Corbett
Message: Myrtle Anna was the closest, dearest and most thoughtful friend of the Corbett family for generations. I think of her one liners and quote her almost every day.Including High School and 3 Colleges, she was the most influential teacher in my life. WHAT A GIFT FROM GOD SHE IS!!

Name: Sandra McKinney Toole
Message: I grew up down the road from the Beasleys and rode the school bus with Mattie Ruth. The Beasley family was special to our family. Mattie Ruth, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Name: Jo Ann (Stone) Johnson
Message: Mattie & Jerry, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's death. Although I did not know her my parents did & I remember them talking about them. May God bless you-all & give you strength that you need now & in the days ahead. Jo Ann (Stone) Johnson

Name: Edna Hickman
Message: What rejoicing there must be in Heaven!! Ms. Myrtle was such a special lady. I always looked forward to my trips to Warren and her visits with my Mother-in-law. I especially enjoyed the birthday cards she sent with special messages of wisdom mixed with humor. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Name: Jim & Deannie Gardner
Message: what a lady. there was only one Ms.Myrtle she was a wonderful, caring ,loving lady she touched so many lives of all ages was a blessing to have known her and Mr I D

Name: Tully & Norma McCoy
Message: In life we encounter many changes, however when it came the day for us to celebrate our birthday we could count on a phone call from our dear friend, Myrtle Anna. There will be a void in our hearts, home and church but not for long! This is not "goodbye" rather a "see you later". Love you lady!!

Name: Lisa Gardner Ring
Message: God bless you all. Please know that our love and prayers are with you. BG and Pops are on their "driving trip" out West and will be home in about 10 days. You are definitely in their thoughts and prayers, too.

Name: Beth and Randy Peek
Message: God's love living here in Warren with us, in a person- we all knew as Mrs. Myrtle Anna. She will be thought of often, that thought always bringing a smile to our face.

Name: Tanya and Billy Waldrop
Message: You all will be in our thoughts and prayers, she was loved by us and so many.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Was sadden to hear about Mrs. Beasley she was such a sweet lady.

Name: Robert Anderson
Message: I`m sorry for your loss but we know Heaven is her new and eternal home. She was such a treasure.A great SS teacher.

Name: Betty Sligh Greenwood
Message: Marilyn, your mother will be missed by so many. I remember how sweet she was to all the girls who went to your home when we were in school. Bless you in your sadness.

Name: Tommy and Rita Godwin
Message: Marilyn,we are keeping you close in thought and prayer--always, but especially now.What a blessing your mother has been--much like you. We love you.

Name: Nancy Reynolds
Message: Myrtle Anna was a great encourager. She just glowed with love for Jesus. Thankfully she chose to share His story and love with hundreds of us in her lifetime. We were blessed to know her.

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: In every town, small, medium, or large, there are those few, special people whose presence enriches and uplifts life for those around them. Ms. Myrtle was one of those people. Warren was a better place because of her, and the city is diminished some by her passing. She was, like my own mother, Irene Lonsberry, a very special lady. My prayers are with the family at this time, but be proud of the contributions made to the lives of many others by this special lady.

Name: Tommy Woodall
Message: Marilyn and Mattie Ruth, I am so sorry to read about your mom's passing. She was a great lady. She was one who prayed many a prayer for me back in my wild days. I don't remember how many years she served as my Sunday School teacher but I know she prayed for me. I did not know until a few years ago, after my mother's death, just how long your mom knew of me. She was one who attended a baby shower in my honor back in '39. According to a Baby Shower book I found in my mom's stuff, Myrtle Anna gave me a dress for a gift. I still have one I found in my mother's stuff. I don't know if it is from your mom. I also remember that she and a couple of other ladies from Warren drove to Pine Bluff to attend my wedding in '61. My wife learned to love her as much as I did. We visited her a number of times on our trips to Warren to visit family there. Of course, I wish now we had visited her this past Labor Day weekend. One thing is for certain, earth's loss is heaven's gain with this dear saint. I am praying for you both. Tommy Woodall

Name: Shirley R. Clanton
Message: Myrtle Anna was first my teacher and then my friend. We had a special bond and I will miss her for the rest of my life.But, I know without one doubt where Myrtle Anna is right now. Mattie Ruth said it all.... Marilyn, Mattie Ruth you and your families have my heartfelt sympathy.