Doris Irene Drake, July 9, 1929~December 20, 2015

Drake, DorisDoris Irene Drake, 86, of Farmington, died December 20, 2015 at Peachtree Village Assisted Living. She was born July 9, 1929 in Chicago, IL. to Wiley and Hazel Verhoff Sandlin. Doris was a founding member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and in later years attended Farmington Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and waterskiing at the lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill W. Drake and sister, Mary Holt.

She is survived by her son, Terry Drake and wife, Kimberly of Farmington; daughter, Angela Calloway and husband, Paul of Fayetteville; brother, Jim Sandlin of Springdale; and sister, Helen Stockton of Fayetteville; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Ridgeview Baptist Church with Rev. Al Gebauer officiating. Burial will follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 2-4 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    David & Cookie Parrish » 24. Dec, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Sue Farrer » 24. Dec, 2015

    Dear sweet Doris was a member of the Sunday School class that met at Peachtree on Sundays. She was faithful to attend when ever conditions kept her from driving to her “own church”. I enjoyed her very much and was so pleased to learn that she and my dad, Glenn Lehman, were in band together. They would each share memories for me to remind the other about. I feel blessed to have had years to know and appreciate her. I am sorry for her loss to us still left on this earth.

    Lisa Rodman » 27. Dec, 2015

    Angela, we are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Joey & Lisa Rodman

    Gary and Beth Noe » 27. Dec, 2015

    We will keep your family in our prayers. Please accept our sympathy.

    Pattie Williams » 12. Mar, 2016

    To the family of Doris, please accept my remembrance of Doris. She and I knew each other through her supplying Amway laundry detergent. Whenever I needed a box, I would call her and she would deliver. The last time Terry delivered. And then I read the obituary. Every time I called her, she was so pleasant. I will miss the calls, and I will certainly miss the delivery…as well at the detergent. And I know that you all miss her. Peace to all of you.