MARENGO — Arnold Raymond “Buzz” Beatty, 69, died April 18, 2009, in Van Buren, Ark.
He was born Nov. 29, 1939, in Marengo. He spent the majority of his life in the grocery business, beginning as a stock clerk at the age of 13. He was a Marengo resident for 66 years, until he moved to Van Buren, Ark. For 30 years Buzz owned/operated the Marengo Country Market until his retirement in 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Becky (Ridenour); parents; Raymond and Leola (Geckley) Beatty of Mount Gilead; daughter, Melaine Duffey of Van Buren, Ark; son, Brent Beatty of Columbus; three grandchildren; sisters, Muretta Roth of Marion, Beth Simpson of Mount Gilead.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Family Life Center of the Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 N. Main St., Marengo. Funeral service will be in the church sanctuary Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sue Antolik officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo is honored to serve the family of Buzz Beatty. Memorial contributions can be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church or Heritage United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1604 Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956. Visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.