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Billy Fred Warford

Benton, AR, 1938 - 2019

Billy Fred Warford, age 80, of Benton went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 10, 2019. He was born in Saline County on June 27, 1938 to Johnny and Cordia (Harville) Warford who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nina Mae (Elliott) Warford and sons Nick (Rhonda) Warford, Mickey Dean Warford, and Charles Allen Warford, grandchildren, Jessica (RJ) Warford, Jared (Lauren) Warford, and great-grandchildren, Lynley Phifer, Stella Hobbs, and Willow Warford. Also survived by his sister, Janet (Will) Bearden, nieces and nephew, as well as many friends and relatives whom will mourn his loss.
Mr. Warford retired from Reynolds Metals with 30 years of service. After retirement he also owned and operated Bill Warford and Sons Saline Crushing and Excavation, J&J &Abraham Sand and Gravel, as well as the Razorback Carwash and Quick Lube. Mr. Warford was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching a good birddog work. He was a fan of the sport of Rodeo, which he passed on to his sons and grandson. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of the community, serving as a Saline County Justice of the Peace and a member of the Saline Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Warford was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church. Ministers will be Bro. Vance Nutt and Bro. Will Diggs. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Ten Mile Cemetery Fund. Online guest book at

Published February 12, 2019

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544