Florence Bearden

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Born 10-1-1932 -- Died 7-26-2005

Florence "Frances" Bearden, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 26, 2005, at Safford, Ariz. She was born Oct. 1, 1932, at Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Elijah Albert and Bessie Jane Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade.

Survivors include one son, Johnny W. Corlis of Hardy, one daughter, Judy Ann Hellyer of Duncan, Ariz., one brother, five sisters, fourteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers -- George Hoffman, Alfred Hoffman and Frank Hoffman.

The funeral service was held July 30 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Gerald Bolin officiating. Burial followed in the Turkey Pen Cemetery located near Hardy, with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.