Nola Lea Whiteley

Friday, February 27, 2009

NOLA LEA WHITELEY, a resident of Berryville, was born March 21, 1919, in Harrison, a daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Rogers) Beckham. She died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Berryville, at the age of 89.

Mrs. Whiteley attended Southern Heights Baptist Church and was the co-owner and operator of Checks Restaurant for many years.

She is survived by one son, C.W. Whiteley and wife Twila of Berryville; one sister, Josephine Garner of Harrison; one granddaughter, Tanya Mason of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

On July 16, 1935, she was united in marriage with Jack Arden Whiteley, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one grandson, Charles Gunner Mason.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery in Berryville with Brother Scott Cox officiating. Interment followed in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be sent to American Cancer Society, in care of Tiffany Ball at First National Bank of Green Forest, POB 272, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral. com.