Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, of Fayette County

Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, passed away June 21, 2010. Ara was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra E. Burdette. She was a long time resident of Fayette County until moving to Christian City, a retirement community in Union City.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen West and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; also, granddaughters Karen & Craig Etheridge and Kristi & Stacey McFarlin; great-grandchildren Casey & Cameron Etheridge, and Ashton, Kaitlyn & Courtney McFarlin, all of Fayetteville ; two sisters, Eva McGouirk and Evelyn & Pat Langley , as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Rev. Dr. Jim Willis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Burial will be at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery .

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)