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Joe Ann Shaver

By Staff, 04/29/21 10:59 AM

Joe Ann Shaver, 85, of Gurdon, AR passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Fordyce.  Mrs. Shaver was born April 6, 1936 in Clark County, Arkansas to J.L and Eula Ledbetter Ross.

Joe Ann was a teacher or principal for over 50 years, with many years as Gurdon Elementary School Principal. She was a lifetime member of Beirne Baptist Church.

Joe Ann is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Deanna Shaver; granddaughter Carey Shaver; daughter-in-law Barbara Shaver.

Survivors include her husband Charles Shaver; two sons Joe Shaver (Marsha) and Chris Shaver (Anita); sister Ola Mae Ross; grandchildren Eric Shaver (Lisa), Mandy Glass (Trey) Jared Shaver, Hailey Gammel (Timothy), Seth Shaver, Katlyn Gullett, Lindsey Shaver, and Ashley Shaver; great grandchildren Kyle Orsburn, Erica Shaver, Lorrin Shaver, Ethan Shaver, Kylee Shaver, Haggan Glass, Paizley Glass, Jaxson Shaver, Jameson Shaver, Dawson Shaver, Kallie Gammel; great-great grandchild Boston Orsburn.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00am in Beirne Baptist Church.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00am with Bro. James Blackwood and Bro. Donnie Deaton officiating. Interment will follow at Beirne Cemetery, under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home of Gurdon.