Dorothy Annette Beach, 74, widow of Charles "Buck" Beach and longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Monday May 19, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Jan. 5, 1940, in Harrison to the late Frank and Erma Lee Hammons Edwards, she had been a Leachville resident since 1949 and was a 1957 graduate of Leachville High School. She was a retired secretary, having worked in Leachville Public Schools, Buffalo Island Central Schools and Arkansas Northeastern College Leachville Campus. Mrs. Beach was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a stepson, Bill Beach.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Rachel Beach of Jonesboro; two daughters, Debbie Imler and husband, Randy and Deanna Beach, all of Leachville; a stepson, Barry Beach of Leachville; two stepdaughters, Joan Simpkins of Milligan Ridge and Cherry Hicks of Leachville; two brothers, Donnie Edwards of Jacksonville, Fla., and Johnny Watkins of Paragould. She also leaves eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Doug Criss officiating. Burial followed in Horner Cemetery in Hornersville, Mo.
The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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