P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Tony Beard
July 21, 1944 - January 29, 2024

Tony Beard

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Anthony ''Tony'' Beard, age 79 of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, January 29, 2024, at Baptist Health in Little Rock, AR. He was born July 21, 1944, in Ripley, CA to the late Albert Olin Beard, Jr. and Elsie Lou Whitlock Beard.
He was retired from the City of Monticello, a United States Army National Guard Veteran of Desert Storm and member of Monticello Church of Christ. Tony was a member of the American Legion, VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his twin sisters, Dora and Nora Beard; his grandparents, Albert Olin Beard, Sr. and Nancy Irma Beard; and his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Lottie Whitlock.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Ann Lawrence Beard of Monticello; two daughters, Michelle Gibson and husband Terry of Coleman and Shawnna Cook and husband Timothy of Monticello; one granddaughter, Ainsley Barnett; and siblings, Gwen Ellis, Linda Forrest, Mike Beard and wife Pam and Cleta Cory and husband Tom.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Church of Christ with Paul Mowrer and Josh Walker officiating. Memorials are preferred to the Monticello Church of Christ Building Fund or the Kennedy Boulevard Church of Christ Benevolence Fund. You can sign Tony's guest registry on this page.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024
11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Monticello Church of Christ
Hwy. 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Memorial Service
Saturday, February 10, 2024
10:00 a.m.
Monticello Church of Christ
Hwy. 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Rusty Feeser
    So sorry to hear about Tonys passing. I spent time with Tony in the Arkansas National Guard and worked with Judy at Monticello Carpet Mill. Tony was a really good guy and he will be missed by so many friends. Rest In Peace.
  2. Trisha Abbott
    Thinking of your family during the loss of your loved one.
  3. Linda Barnett
    Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.
  4. Michelle Bailey
    Hugs and prayers for the family
  5. Billy Owen
    He will be deeply missed. Great man. My prayers are with you all.
  6. Gloria Ryburn
    Judy, was so sorry to hear this, always loved Tony ,he was like family back in the day. Y’all were special to us, Prayers for all the family , Love
  7. Lewis Rafter
    I will miss my former National Guardsman from the 1122nd Transportation Unit from Monticello.
  8. June Brixie
    Dear Judy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Tony real well he seemed like a really sweet and kind person. When I would see him and Judy at walmart he would be right behind her. I enjoyed many work days with Judy. Prayers and hugs to each of you.
  9. Nancy Faulkner
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Tony's Passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Judy and Family. We have know ya'll for a long time and he will be missed. From the Faulkner Family
  10. greg adams
    Sorry for your loss Judy and family.
  11. Geraldine Woodell
    I am so sorry to learn of Tony’s death. We’ve been friends since high school, & although we didn’t see each other often, we really enjoyed the times when our paths crossed. He was a kind Christian gentleman. Enjoy being with Jesus!!
  12. Perry and Melanie Rawls
    Condolences to the family. Tony will be missed
  13. Kay Worbington
    To Tony's family: I am sorry for your great loss. Tony was one of the good guys. You have my prayers of comfort at this sad time.
  14. Larry Pasley
    So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Love and prayers to all of his family.
  15. Barbara Newton
    I am heartbroken over Tony. He was a kind and gentle man who brightened anyone’s life that were blessed to know him. He will be truly missed. Praying for the family.
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