Shirley Collins Harrelson Traylor, June 20, 1937~August 15, 2015

Traylor, Shirley PicShirley Collins Harrelson Traylor, 78, of Fayetteville, died August 15, 2015 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home.  She was born June 20, 1937 in Houston, TX. to Truman and Rose Lee Collins.

She was a graduate of Elkins High School and attended the University of Arkansas.  She worked for more than 20 years as Executive Coordinator and Corporate Secretary for B & B Resources, Inc. and Continental Ozark, Inc.  She was a former member of the Northwest Arkansas Executive Women’s Business International and a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, James Harrelson in 1982.

Survivors include her husband, James B. (J.B.) Traylor of Fayetteville; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Jim and Mary Harrelson of Colorado Springs, CO. and Bill and Janet Harrelson of Centerton, AR.; one stepson and wife, Mike and Marianna Traylor of Prairie Grove; one stepdaughter and husband, Marsha Smith and Dave Donahue of Centerton; three grandchildren, David Harrelson of Elkins, Ashley Bryant (Scott) of Colorado Springs, CO. and Kayla Harrelson of Fayetteville; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastors Glen Faulkner and Randy Burris officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR. 72703 or a charity of your choice.


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    Nancy Radcliffe » 16. Aug, 2015

    There are no words to adequately express the impact that the loss of Ms Shirley will have on so many, especially her precious family. She was so special and loved.
    My prayers will continue for JB and family.

    Marla Burger » 16. Aug, 2015

    Billy, Janet and Kayla, I am so very sorry. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. I wish I could be there this week to support you, but with school starting that may not be possible. Love you all! Marla

    Steve Foster » 17. Aug, 2015

    Bill and James, I have nothing but fond memories of your mother. She was a lady of class, Please accept my condolences.

    Loretta Bolin » 17. Aug, 2015

    David, I am sorry to hear about your grandma. I got to meet her when we were picking the kids up at school .She was a very nice lady and I enjoyed talking to her.

    Wanda Couch » 17. Aug, 2015

    To Jim, Bill and families,
    I was shocked and saddened by the news of Shirley’s death. It had been several months since I had seen her since we would usually run into each other when we were shopping, usually at Harp’s or Walmart. She and I go way back to High School days when she played basketball for Elkins and I played for Greenland. We didn’t know each other at that time but we married guys who would go to work at Standard Register about the same time and so become close friends so that is when your mom and dad, Carl and I became close friends and started raising our families. We grieved your dad’s death and still miss him just as we will miss your sweet mom.. Praying that God will give you comfort and peace. Blessings!
    Carl and Wanda Couch

    Earlene Angell » 18. Aug, 2015

    Words cannot express the loss of my sweet sweet cousin., Shirley. Her mom and my dad were brother and sister. I will always remember your sweet smile and our visits to Arkansas. My prayers are with JB and the family.
    Earlene and Don

    Tim O'Brien Family » 18. Aug, 2015

    Coach Harrelson, Ms. Janet and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of such a precious, lovely mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. The words spoken cannot take the pain and grief you feel away. But,may you know that many people have been and will continue praying for you all during this time. Your family will be in our prayers as well.

    Love and prayers,
    Tim, Melissa and Austin O’Brien

    Janet Smith » 19. Aug, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Shirley was a beautiful person
    and will be missed very much. God Bless you.

    sharon disney » 21. Aug, 2015

    so very sorry for your loss.she made the world a better place. You are in my prayers. Love to you. Sharon Disney

    David Turner » 21. Aug, 2015

    Billy and Janet
    Thinking of you in your time of loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a great lady even thou we’ve been out of touch for so long.
    David Turner