Bessie Mayberry, of Kennett, daughter of the late Thomas R. Shearer and Annie E. Parker Shearer, was born June 5, 1921 in Greene County, Ark., and departed this life Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Bessie married C.R. "Slick" Mayberry on Feb. 27, 1942. C.R. preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1999.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
Bessie was preceded in death by two brothers, Brice and Berry Shearer and four sisters, Beatrice Benfield, Faye Mayberry, Lavern Stratton and Maxine Sheppard.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Shearer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett,
Pallbearers are Gary Shearer, Randy Shearer, Ethan Seats, Ron Zolman, Paul Shearer, and Charles Gray.
Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Bridges, Heath Shearer and Gary Seats.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com