Mrs. Mary Jo Bevis

May 1, 1925August 8, 2018

Mary Jo Barnett Bevis, 93 of Scott, Arkansas, left this world peacefully with family by her side on August 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Everett and Dorothy Barnett, her brothers, Donald and Ray Barnett, her husband, William Jackson Bevis, Sr and her son Donald Ray Bevis. She is survived by her sons Bill (Kay) Bevis and Bob (Liz) Bevis, both of Scott. Mary Jo was much loved by 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Mary Jo was born in Scott, Arkansas and lived her entire life around Bevis Corner. She attended Scott schools where she met the love of her life, William Bevis. She was a room mother and PTA member for her boys in the Lonoke School System. She was a lifelong member of All Souls Church in Scott. She served as President of the Board, President of Ladies Aide and was a member of Needle & Thimble Club. She founded and taught the Mary Jo Bevis Kirkholm Sunday School class for over 40 years. She was a teaching leader for bible study fellowship for over 25 years in England, AR. Mary Jo was an active member in the Cosmopolitan Club of England, AR for many years.

Visitation will be Friday, August 10th from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM at the home of Bob and Liz Bevis, 2677 Bevis Road, Lonoke, AR. A celebration of Mary Jo’s life will be Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 AM at All Souls Church, 4601 Walkers Corner Road, Scott, AR with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall. Dr Ben Jordan will officiate the service. Memorials can be made to All Souls Church, Scott, AR


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mrs. Mary Jo Bevis

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David Perry

August 10, 2018

We loved her very much. David & Kay Perry, Jimmy & Katie Shirley and Jimmy Kimbrough

Madalyn Dortch

August 10, 2018

I've loved this lady all my life. I remember all my growing up years on the lake with our family potlucks every chance we got. Her homemade peach ice-cream- and anything else she cooked- was the best. Thoughts and Prayers to the Bevis family -

Phyllis Tull Chandler

August 10, 2018

I loved this lady! I am saddened of her loss of life here on earth! However I know what joy filled her heart when she met her Maker! I'll remember her as a beautiful lady, but even more will remember the beautiful person inside that she was! She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers for the Bevis family!