OBITUARY

Royce D. Been

August 22, 1935September 10, 2012

Royce D. Been, 77, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born August 22, 1935 to Pruitt and Elizabeth Been at Cornish, Arkansas. He was a retired home builder in the Greenwood area for over 50 years, member of the Greenwood First Baptist Church, 32 degree mason and member of Greenwood Lodge # 131 F&AM. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Barbara Harkreader.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 12 at the Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at Liberty Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Tuesday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends form 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

He is survived by his companion, Jerri Brown; one son, Butch Been of Greenwood; one daughter, Becky Ledbetter and husband, Patrick of Greenwood; one brother, Richard Been of Greenwood; one sister, Ann Kesner and husband, Jerry Don of Greenwood; eight grandchildren and one great grandson and special friends, Mike and Larry Brown and Max.

Pallbearers will be Daymon Burris, J.C. Hamilton, Bill McAlister, Clyde Holland, John Paul Walker and Danny King.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8006, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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September 26, 2012

DEAR JERRI, ANN AND JERRY DON, RICHARD, BUTCH AND BECKY AND FAMILIES. ROYCE WAS A DEAR FRIEND. WE SHARED THE SAME BIRTHDAY AND WERE IN THE SAME CLASS OF 1954. THE LAST TIME I SAW ROYCE WAS AT MY JAMI'S FUNERAL. WE BOTH HAD LOST DAUGHTERS AND SHARED OUR PAIN TOGETHER. I NOW LIVE IN LITTLE ROCK AND I MISS ALL MY GREENWOOD FRIENDS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
JOAN WOODY

Don Oliver

September 13, 2012

I have a lot of good memories of when I was a teenager delivering lumber and sheetrock to Royce. Royce would always leave a double window out on the front of a house so that we could slide the sheetrock off of the truck without carrying it into the house and He would help always help slide it off of the truck. My first cup of coffee came out of Royce's Thermos, as we were sitting on a stack of sheetrock that we had just unloaded. I later bought a Stanley Thermos just like Royce's.
I also had to have a pair of Browning featherweight boots, just like Royce's.
Royce was a good man and will be missed by Family and Friends.

September 13, 2012

My condolences to the loved ones left behind . Jo'an Etheridge Caudle Charleston,SC

Tim, Brenda & Katelyn Marcotte

September 12, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss him and be thinking of him this November during pheasant season. He has been a part of a lot of good memories over the years.

David Rush

September 12, 2012

praying for the family

Margaret Ball

September 11, 2012

So sorry to hear about Royce's death. My prayers are with the family.

Doyle Etheridge

September 11, 2012

I know that I lost a good friend, hunted and fished with him till I left Greenwood. Just never made it back to see him. Sorry for the familey's that are left, hope he is at peace with the Lord Doyle Etheridge Fayetteville GA

Galen Black

September 11, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. Enjoyed my times working with Royce on First Baptist Church facilities. He was good to work with. Galen Black

FROM THE FAMILY