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Shirley Ann Warford

Fayetteville, AR, 1942 - 2022

Shirley Ann Warford, of Fayetteville, joined her husband Jimmy for his birthday in Heaven on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 80 years young. She was born on March 7, 1942, in Fayetteville to James Augustus and Reba Elva (Paschal) Beavers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 63 years Jimmy Warford, her sisters Betty Ferguson, Paulette Oliver, and June Wilcox, her brothers Bobby Beavers, Bill Beavers, and Jimmy Lee Beavers, and her daughter-in-law Tamra J. Warford.
Shirley was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church in Fayetteville, where she attended faithfully until health no longer permitted her and Jimmy to make the drive. She last was attending Harris Baptist Church in Elkins. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Fayetteville High School. She loved to cook, take care of her family, and spend her time reading and doing her crossword puzzles. She was a strong, amazing, and excellent woman. She will be dearly missed by all who love and know her.
Shirley is survived by her three sons, Terry Wayne Warford, James Kevin Warford, and Craig Steven Warford; seven grandchildren, Casey Warford and his wife Kim, LeAnn Skelton and her husband Joe, James Warford and his wife Charissa, Tyler Warford, Emily Meckem and her husband Jordan, Jacob Gunter, and Dylan Warford; her sister Dena Whitehead; and 13 great-grandchildren, Wesley Warford and his wife Nancy, Whitney Hamilton and her husband Austin, Xander Warford, Xyleigh Warford, Grant Skelton, Andrew Skelton, Jerin Warford, Eli Warford, AJ Warford, Peyton Meckem, Cameron Meckem, Gwendalyn Gunter, and Finley Gunter; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and many other friends, family, and loved ones.
A visitation will take place at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will follow on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Buckner Cemetery in Fayetteville.
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Published September 30, 2022

Moore Chapel
206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-442-7314