Dan Norris Beard, 75, of Bearden, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Bearden. Dan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bearden and a U.S. Army veteran. He also owned and operated Beard’s Slightly Used Cars in Bearden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Jesse Beard and Nellie Frazier Beard; a daughter, Dana Beard; and one sister, Cleatie Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Beard of Bearden; two sons and daughters-in-law, Cleo and Shannon Beard of Bearden and Bryan and Wendy Kauffer of Benton, La.; one brother, Buddy Beard of Stephens; one sister, Patricia Pennington of Bearden; and six grandchildren, Jacob Stockslager of Hope, Abbey Beard of Bearden, Ryan Martin of Benton, Emma Beard of Bearden, Alex Kauffer of Benton, and Noah Beard of Bearden.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Bearden with the Rev. Andy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Moss Hill Cemetery under the direction of Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden.

To sign the online register, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Published: 04/10/2014