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Bald Knob City Offices to Close in Honor of Peggy Jane Best

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

All Bald Knob City Offices will close early on Monday, the 17th at noon so that all city employees can attend Peggy Best’s funeral service at 2 pm. The Police Department will remain open.

Peggy Jane Best (73) passed from this life on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Unity Health in Searcy, AR.She was born August 19, 1949 in Bald Knob, AR; the daughter of the late, Dewey and Maggie Jones. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Peggy loved to have her family over for Sunday dinner. She did administrative work for the Bald Knob Mayors office. Peggy enjoyed her work there and the people she met. She was also a bus driver for 30 plus years for Bald Knob Schools. Peggy was loved by so many and will be missed by all. She is survived by; her husband; David Lee Best; Sons; Brian Luke Larie (Valerie) and John Daniel Larie (Farmer); her grandchildren; Kaylie Bechhoefer (Keagan), Brianna Larie, Mary, Jessica, and Katelynn. She is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by; her parents; her children’s father; Johnny Larie; her daughter; Julie Michelle; her grandson; Dillon Westbrooke; and her sisters; Helen Ghent and Bessie Whitley.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bradford Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bradford Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob, AR.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bradford Memorial Funeral Home.


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