Laurie Lee Briley

Friday, April 25, 2014

Laurie Lee Briley, a resident of Green Forest, was born on May 3, 1972, in Berryville, a daughter of Joyce Briley and Russell McCollough. She departed this life on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Berryville at the age of 41.

Laurie loved people and enjoyed helping them no matter what. She also enjoyed reading the bible and was a member of Four Runners Church in Green Forest.

Laurie is survived by one son, Jacob McCracken of Reeds Spring, Mo.; her mother, Joyce Briley of Green Forest; her father, Russell McCollough of California; two sisters, Tammy Jo Hallmark of Joplin, Mo., and Misty and husband Jerry Jones of Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Charlie Briley and Jerry Oliver both of Green Forest; grandmother, Lily Pryor; several nieces and nephews, Aron, Monica, Abigail, Ashley, Brandon, Jasmine, Devin, Charlie and Branden; several aunts and uncles; and a host of other family and friends.

Laurie was preceded in death by her grandfather, Everett Briley, and two uncles, Johnny Briley and Jim McCollough.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel with Pastor Bob Edmondson officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Briley Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be sent to the family c/o Nelson Funeral Service, P.O. Box 311, Berryville, AR 72616 to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at