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Grace Frances Burnell

September 23, 1918 ~ July 10, 2018 (age 99)

Grace Frances Burnell, 99, of Holiday Island, Arkansas passed away peacefully July 10, 2018.  She was born September 23, 1918 in Pittsfield, NH to Warren Heywood and Rose Leduc Heywood.

She lived a remarkable life, staying active even in this last year.  She was a retired manager for Beall’s department store in Venice, FL and prior to that owned and operated her own beauty shop, a general store and a variety store.  Grace loved to travel, and her favorite spots were Mexico and Las Vegas.  She enjoyed playing bingo and the slot machines.  She could often be found enjoying her sweets. 


Grace was known to bless everyone with handmade items from needlepoint to dish cloths.  She loved animals and could often be found spoiling them with extra cuddles and treats.  She was also a member of Holiday Island, AR Elks Lodge #1042.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick; brother, Warren Heywood; son, Gerald Burnell; and grandson, Bruce Davis.


Grace is survived by her daughter, Judy Davis and husband, Norman of Gainesville, FL; sisters, Alma Herndon and husband, John and Nancy Merrill and husband, Doug both of Englewood, FL; granddaughter, Cindy Ragan and husband, Rick of Holiday Island, AR; grandson, Chris Davis and wife, Melanie Cash of Gainesville, FL; granddaughters, Danielle Burnell and Megan Burnell; grandson, Tanner Burnell of GA; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and her beloved 18-pound cat, Bear.


She did not want a service, and instead asks that you go have fun gambling and/or enjoying a dessert with a cup of coffee and share happy stories of her life. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Grace Frances Burnell to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge - Mailing Address: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers, AR.  Words of comfort may be expressed at

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