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Thelma Jean Beasley, age 82

Thelma Jean Beasley, age 82, of Ward, Arkansas, passed away on July 17, 2022. She was born in Hazen, Arkansas on January 7, 1940 to William Les and Mary Register.

Thelma spent her time gardening, calling the hogs, playing the guitar and piano, as well as spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed listening and singing music, especially Elvis Presley. Thelma had a fur baby named Tasha, who she loved very much.

Thelma is preceded in death by her parents William and Mary Register; Dad Elvis Ricks; sister Ruth Clontz; daughter-in-law Robin Pipkin; and great grandson Gage Pipkin; and son-in-law Lee Jones.

Thelma’s survivors are her children Eddy Pipkin of El Paso, Arkansas, Diane Slocum (Mike) of Ardmore, Tennessee, Janet Morrison (Bobby) of Lonoke, Sandra Atteberry (Robert) of Elkmont, Alabama, and Carolle Ann Jones of Ardmore, Alabama. She had 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren Bobby Neal, Teddy Pipkin, Crystal Ormsbee, Jon Ross Neal, Amanda Neal, Eddie Pipkin, Matthew Atteberry, Savannah Widner, Stephen Atteberry, Cassandra Beaty, Brittany Fagin, and Leslie Lewter; brother Charlie Lynn Ricks (Janie); sister Alice Faye Taylor (Randy); the father of their children Guy Edward Pipkin; and her close friend Donald Beasley.

The visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas from 6-8 P.M. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Cornerstone Assembly Church in Ward, Arkansas. Interment will be at Weir Cemetery in McRae, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.

To view a tribute slideshow of Thelma, please follow the link provided below.


  • Jessie Hodges Posted July 20, 2022 6:53 AM

    Mrs. Thelma was a fantastic neighbor and always a joy to talk to. She loved my fur babies and shared some tears with me when my Labrador passed away. A sweet person and great friend. I miss her already

  • Earl L. Arnold jr. Posted July 20, 2022 10:48 AM

    Love you Aunt Z.

  • Brenda Slaughter Posted July 20, 2022 2:06 PM

    I have enjoyed being Thelmas Facebook friend going to miss her

  • Crystal Busby Posted July 20, 2022 3:38 PM

    Love and will miss you aunt thelma

  • Jim Wittenburg Posted July 20, 2022 4:00 PM

    To all my cousins , My deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time . I have very fond memories of Aunt Thelma and all the crazy Christmas’s in Carlisle. God bless you all and miss you all — Jimmy

  • Portia Strange Pierce Posted July 20, 2022 7:15 PM

    She was such a sweet lady . Grew up with her kids and loved each of them . She was a blessing. Many prayers

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