Beverly Ann Neal, 69, of Dover, AR, died Sunday, May 21, 2023, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The family will visit with friends on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, at 10:00 AM, in Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Mike Norberg and Rev. Ken Partain. Burial will follow in Goates Cemetery in Scottsville.
The daughter of Roy, Jr., and Virginia Lou (Sherman) Goates, she was born September 19, 1953 in Dover. She was married to Lee Roy Neal until his death on August 30, 1992.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Goates, Jr.: a sister, Regina Goates; her husband, Lee Roy Neal; and a son, Bryan Lee Neal.
She is survived by her son, Craig Neal (Shelley) of Dover; her mother, Virginia Goates of Dover; a brother, Sherman Goates (Heather) of Dover; a sister, JaBonnia Pearson (Douglas) of London; two grandchildren: Andrew Lee Neal (Destinee) and Abigail Nicole Neal; two great grandchildren: Hadlee Allynn Neal and Kayson Lee Neal; her fur baby, “Winnie;” and many other nephews & nieces.
Beverly worked most of her life as a graphic design artist with the Courier Democrat in Russellville for nearly 39 years. After retirement from the newspaper, she worked another 10 years as an administrative assistant with Millard Henry Medical Clinic in Russellville. She enjoyed substitute teaching, being active with the Pope County Senior Adult Activity Center, and worked with the Pope County Election Commission in precinct voting each election. She worshipped with her church family at Russellville First Assembly of God, and enjoyed crocheting, fishing, an animal lover, was an excellent cook, and doing many of those things with her children and grandchildren.
Beverly was a binge-watcher of “Survivor” and “Days of Our Lives,” and you might find her stealing away out of town some weekends to visit the casinos.
In lieu of flowers, Beverly requested that memorial donations be made to the Russellville Animal Shelter, 3115 S. Mobile Ave., Russellville, AR 72801.
Her internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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Russellville Animal Shelter
3115 S. Mobile Ave., Russellville AR 72801