Rachel Speer

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Memorial Service
Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church
Highway 92 West
Bee Branch, AR  72013
Sunday, February 4, 2024
2:00 pm
Rachel Speer

of Bee branch, AR

May 29, 1935 - January 26, 2024

Rachel ''Arlene'' Speer, 88, of Bee Branch, Arkansas was born on May 29, 1935 in Little Rock to the late John R. and Louise (Seamon) Garrett and went to be with her Lord on January 26, 2024 in Clinton. Rachel, better known as Arlene to her friends and family, enjoyed gardening, crocheting and baking cookies.

Arlene graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1953 and went to work for Mid-South Appliance Company in Little Rock where she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She and her husband, John, faithfully attended Bethany Baptist Church in North Little Rock for over 45 years until their retirement and move to Bee Branch. Arlene has fellowshipped with the members of Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church in Bee Branch for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, John L. Speer; five sisters, Clara Jackson, Mildred Allen, Lois Hutchinson, Helen Traffanstedt, Irma Campbell and a son-in-law, James Forrest.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Gwen Forrest; four grandchildren, Sarah Crossett, Aaron Forrest, Jason Forrest, Steven Forrest; two brothers, James Garrett, Bill Garrett; three great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church in Bee Branch. Interment will follow at a later date in Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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4 Condolence(s)
Susan Stacks
Damascus, AR
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Miss Arlene was a special lady and friend to our family. A neighbor to us for the years they moved to Bee Branch, she was always working in her yard and mowing. When our mom Bernice was ailing she was such a good friend to her, always making the best cookies to bring her. She will be missed by the Stacks’ family..

Katy Duffield
Conway, AR
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Sending so much love to the family. I know you're taking comfort that she's at home in the Father's arms. And what a beautiful reunion with the family that went before her. It makes me happy to think that she and mom are together again.

Phyllis McMillen
Bee Branch, AR
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Mrs. Arlene Was such a blessing and a privilege to meet. Thoughts and prayers for the family. She is well now with her Lord in her forever home

Donna Patchn
Heber Springs, AR
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Such a sweet lady. Praying for you all.