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Bethany Leigh Cross, 27

Bethany Cross

Bethany Leigh Cross, 27 of Ward, Arkansas entered heavens gates on Saturday, February 04, 2017.  She was born on December 12, 1989 to Greg and Amy McClellan of Cabot. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Sarah Elizabeth McClellan. 

She is survived by her husband Daniel Cross; four children, Leighton Gauden, Joshua Scott Gauden, Lilian Grace Overholser and Lianna RayLynn Overholser; her father, Greg and his wife Teresa McClellan; her mother Amy Leann McClellan and Rick Waller; her brother Cody James McClellan, her sister Kristi Stevens, her paternal grandparents, Donald and Linda McClellan, maternal grandparents William Floyd Beard and Evie Ramsey.

Bethany was a member at New Life Church in Cabot and loved children and served on the P.T.O. at the kids’ school.  She loved the water and enjoyed sports.  She was a wonderful mother and very active in all their activities. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 6 pm til 8 pm at New Life Church in Cabot located at 3400 West Main Street, Funeral services will also be held at the church on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10 am with interment at Cypress Valley Cemetery in Vilonia at 1 pm. 

The family request memorials be made to any Centennial Bank location in her name. 

View the tribute video here:

Arrangements are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street in Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400. 




  • Errol McCullough Posted February 6, 2017 5:07 PM


  • Lynn and Gwen Sadler Posted February 6, 2017 5:12 PM

    We are so sorry for this terrible loss. Only the comforting arms of the Holy Spirit can bring you the precious care of our Lord. We will be praying for you in the days ahead.

  • Scott, Kathi and Gavin Gifford Posted February 6, 2017 5:37 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Brienne Barnes Posted February 6, 2017 5:39 PM

    My heart is broken for you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Kay Waters Posted February 6, 2017 6:03 PM

    So very heartbreaking. Praying for the family.

  • Cindy Vest Posted February 6, 2017 6:05 PM

    The family of Bethany will be in my prayers and Bethany will forever be in my heart she was such a beautiful person inside and out and I’m so very thankful I had a chance to cross paths with her she helped build me up at my lowest and this is a very sad situation. Forever thankful RIH sweet beautiful Girl!!!

  • Cindy Beaty Novetri Posted February 6, 2017 6:09 PM

    Prayers for peace and comfort

  • Katherine lindsey Posted February 6, 2017 6:47 PM

    Sorry for you loss Greg and Teresa .You are in my thought and prayers.

  • Courtney Avent Posted February 6, 2017 7:03 PM

    My heart is broken for your family! Praying for you all!

  • Johnny & Denise Swann Posted February 6, 2017 7:57 PM

    Greg and Teresa we are so sorry for your loss…may your memories of your sweet daughter bring some comfort in the difficult days ahead.

  • Sherry Edwards Posted February 6, 2017 8:05 PM

    Such a sad day today walking into work knowing that you wouldn’t be there to start your new journey today in your new job with that huge smile of yours. It was a pleasure to know you and we know you are in a better place. You will never be forgotten. Praying for peace and understanding

  • Andrea McGahan Posted February 6, 2017 8:15 PM

    I am praying for the family grieving. Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

  • Georgia Lopez Posted February 6, 2017 8:23 PM

    Beyond sad…thoughts and prayers for this sweet family.

  • Elizabeth Lueders Posted February 6, 2017 8:52 PM

    I am blessed to have been a part of her life through Amy and fb. She’s a beautiful soul and mother. I will miss all the wonderful pictures she always uploaded of her and the family. I know she loved you all dearly.

  • Bryce Scott Posted February 6, 2017 9:19 PM

    An amazing mother and friend. So very sorry to all her family and many friends. Praying for everyone. May God wrap his arms around everyone that she loved and loved her in return. I myself will never forget her contageous laugh and beautiful smile. We love you Bethany!

  • Shelly Alford Posted February 6, 2017 9:32 PM

    Such a sweet person and wonderful mother. We will miss your smiling face!

  • Lissa A Monroe Posted February 6, 2017 9:37 PM

    The joy of volunteering on this sweet woman’s face every time she appeared up at Ward Central was amazing. To see a mother so dedicated and so unselfish was such a delight to be around. I loved her sweet and enthusiastic spirit in everything she did. Her children are precious and will a legacy of her great love. My heart goes out to the entire family with a commitment to help care for her babies at school in the best way we can. She will be greatly missed. Praying for daily comfort for now and the long days ahead. 🙏❤

  • Karra Posted February 6, 2017 9:57 PM

    I’m sorry for your loss :'( I’m praying for y’all her children an family and friends.

  • Shela Lang Posted February 6, 2017 10:25 PM

    Greg and Teresa we are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers along with Krissy, Don and Lynda.

  • Maria TrejoTrejo Posted February 6, 2017 10:39 PM

    She will be missed. But she is in a way better place. May God allow Her To Rest In Peace.
    Praying For her Family.💗💗

  • Keith Westbrook Posted February 6, 2017 11:18 PM

    So sorry for your loss my friend, my heart bleeds for you, I love all of ya,I’m praying for yall!

  • Tandy Markum Sims Posted February 6, 2017 11:22 PM

    Praying for the family of this beautiful young lady. May The Lord comfort you as only He can in times like these.

  • Blair Crace Posted February 6, 2017 11:46 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers from my family and myself for comfort.

  • Becky and David Bryant Posted February 7, 2017 12:20 AM

    We love you guys. Prayers for all.

  • Heidi Merritt Posted February 7, 2017 3:51 AM

    Bethany will be missed dearly at Ward Central. Sending continued prayers….

  • Shannon Cullum-Johnson Posted February 7, 2017 5:08 AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort, peace and understanding.

  • Tessi Sisk Posted February 7, 2017 6:59 AM

    Our sweet Bethany rest in love and peace. I will treasure our memories together. I will see you one day soon! I love you!!

  • Lea Shannon Conwayu Posted February 7, 2017 8:37 AM

    Just tragic! The sweetest. Lord bless and keep her family in your arms.

  • Karlene Little Posted February 7, 2017 8:57 AM

    I cannot find the words to express my heartfelt sympathy…may God cover you with his Peace and Love and healing to all the family…love you spirit is with you all

  • Vicki and Jerry Gray Posted February 7, 2017 2:56 PM

    I still cant believe this tragedy has happened to two of the most loving people I know,, Teresa and Greg. I’m beyond sorry and know there is nothing I could say or do to ease your pain. Please know that there are so many people including Jerry and I that are praying for you and your family! All our love and deepest sympathy!

  • Tammy Harris Dillon Posted February 7, 2017 3:11 PM

    Sending your family my heartfelt condolences. Praying that happy memories bring comfort.

  • Becky Switzer Posted February 7, 2017 4:04 PM

    Greg and Theresa so sorry to hear of your loss. Mark and I are keeping you and the others in our prayers.

  • Jessica Hamm Posted February 7, 2017 5:04 PM

    I will miss my sweet friend and that beautiful smile !!! I will be praying for your precious babies and family ! Love you Greg and Teresa !!!

  • Dale and Oleta Harper Posted February 7, 2017 7:06 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with the family and carry you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

  • Staci Edmondson Posted February 7, 2017 8:41 PM

    Teresa and Greg,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter! Greg and I will continue to keep you and your whole family in our prayers in the days and months to come. God Bless!!!
    Staci, Greg, and Mackie Edmondson

  • Amanda McKenzie Perkins Posted February 7, 2017 9:01 PM

    Praying for the family!

  • Linda Bell Stanford Posted February 7, 2017 9:26 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . So very sorry for your loss.

  • Marilyn Mettler Posted February 7, 2017 9:41 PM

    Love you GREG and Teresa. Will be praying for both of you. Love you.

  • Lila Lee King Posted February 7, 2017 9:56 PM

    Greg and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Lila King

    nd prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Lila Lee King Posted February 7, 2017 10:01 PM

    Greg and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lila King

  • Tracey Jackson-Kelley Standridge Posted February 7, 2017 11:33 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Too young and too soon. May you all be comforted by the loving arms of God.

  • Addison Andrews Posted February 8, 2017 1:25 PM

    Dear leighton I’m sorry for your moms lost your mom was amazing love Addison Andrews your friend

  • Addison Andrews Posted February 8, 2017 1:27 PM

    Leighton I’m so sorry we all love you love Addison Andrews

  • james & jeanie emerson, Allen & Joanna Posted February 9, 2017 12:25 PM

    so very sorry for your loss. your in our prayers

  • Jani Beth and Ronnie Aultman Posted February 9, 2017 12:58 PM

    We are so very very sorry for the loss of your child
    We just found out about this terrible loss last night
    You and your family will be on our thoughts and prayers daily .🙏🏻Our hearts feel your hearts breaking
    God will be with you and comfort you ..and we are here for you when ever you need us for anything.
    ARMS …..🌹🙏🏻 May the LORD give you Peace

  • Renee Walker Posted February 14, 2017 8:40 PM

    A beautiful mother. I loved seeing her interact with her children as they watched her youngest daughter dance at the gym we attend. Those children are so sweet and respectful. Praying for her family. My deepest sympathies.

  • leighton Posted September 1, 2018 9:11 AM

    love you mom have a good time up there

  • Leighton Gauden Posted October 22, 2020 12:34 PM

    I know it has almost been 4 years but you are still missed I am forever thinking about you and I love you so much mom I love you so much prying a hoping you have a good time love your daughter and your son leighton josh lily and yanna

  • Leighton Gauden Posted October 22, 2020 12:35 PM

    I know it has almost been 4 years but you are still missed I am forever thinking about you and I love you so much mom I love you so much prying a hoping you have a good time love your daughter and your son leighton josh lily and yanna

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