Lillie Dale (Maples) Brown, February 13, 1945~January 16, 2015
Dale was born in Cherry Valley, Arkansas on February 13, 1945 and grew up in Taft, California. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Maples and the late Fannie (Mizell) Maples.
Dale worked at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas for 29 years and she had countless friends before she retired in 2005. Dale leaves her twin children, son, Brian G. Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas; and daughter, Sheri Lynn (Brown) Tuck of Farmington, Arkansas; her grandson, Kelton H. Knipmeyer of Farmington, Arkansas; her sister, Emilie Pannell and brother-in-law, Donald Pannell, both of Clarksville, Arkansas. Dale also leaves behind several nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Dale was an extraordinary woman and in her youth, she enjoyed horseback riding, competitive archery, painting, and drawing. She continued her painting into her later years and also enjoyed genealogy, shopping, cooking, and traveling. Her family and friends were blessed with her sweet and funny spirit and enjoyed many happy times with her.
A memorial service in celebration of Dale’s life is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077 | 800.283.7800, www.arthritis.org.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
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