Deanna Gors December 22, 1943 ~ August 22, 2012

Deanna Gors, 68 of Fayetteville died August 22, 2012 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on December 22, 1943 in Lodi, California to Earl and Rosa Mae Gooding. She was an ordained minister, a rock collector and  loved to read and cross stitch. She was also a Mary Kay consultant. She was a member of the West Ridge Freewill Baptist Church in Fayetteville.  Deanna was a great listener, loving Mother and Grammy. She never met a stranger, anyone that met her always  felt welcome and knew they would forever be a part of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 49 ½ years, Charles Ralph Gors and 1 brother, Tom Gooding.

Survivors include her 3 daughters, Charlotte Lougee of Fayetteville, Janet Huffaker of Lincoln and Barbara Bowen and Jeff of West Fork; 2 brothers, Eugene Gooding and wife Darlene of Fayetteville and Gary Gooding and wife Shirda of Cedarville, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren, Charla Clark and husband Eric of Huntsville, K.D Wheeler of Fayetteville, David Reed and wife Ting of Houston, Texas, Sarah Phillips and husband Kris of Lincoln, Tana Bowen of Elkins, Chad Bynum of West Fork and Dustin Bowen and Abby also of West Fork; 14 great grandchildren and one on the way; several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, August 27, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Reverend Loyd Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Dowell Cemetery in Fayetteville.  Memorials may be made to

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Attn: Donor Services
PO Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265-0309


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    Beth ( Cook ) Coyle » 23. Aug, 2012

    I am sorry for your loss. You all, are in my thoughts prayers.

    Name » 25. Aug, 2012

    Thank you Beth.

    Pam » 24. Aug, 2012

    It must be really hard to loose your mom. My prayers are. With you and your family. See you soon.

    Much Love

    Pam and Brenda

    Mary Batson » 25. Aug, 2012

    I met her at your family parties and get to gethers. She was such a blessing to your family–such a cheery persons. I shall miss her. I am glad I got to know her. May God hold your hand and comfort you during this your most trying time. Remember the good times. Love Granny Mary

    Name » 25. Aug, 2012

    My mom was a wonderful listener. I will miss her listening to me with no judgement or Bias. Love you dearly mom. Hope you have that garden going.

    Thelma Bromley » 26. Aug, 2012

    I have such sweet memories of Deanna & Chuck when they attended West Ridge Freewill several years ago, before they moved to Harrison. Deanna always had a smile and good word for everyone. I know you will be miss her terribly. God comfort and give you peace during this time and in the days to come.

    Deb Behrens » 26. Aug, 2012

    I’m so sorry about your mom I know how much you all loved her and how much you are going to miss that wonderful lady.  She sure had her share of suffering these last couple of years.  I’m glad she will have no more pain but very sad that I won’t get to talk with her anymore.  I can’t say enough good about her, such a humble, loving person. She always managed to find something good in everyone no matter what!  I loved that woman and I’m going to miss her a bunch, I’m so glad that I got to spend some time with her this summer.

    Haas Hall Academy » 27. Aug, 2012

    All of us at Haas Hall are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you Miss Janet

    Mary Louise Chittenden » 17. Sep, 2012

    So sorry to hear of Deanna’s death. She was a real friend. We knew her at church in Berryville. I tried to contact her just days before she died.