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“Mama,It is so hard to accept you are gone. We knew this day would come, it does for all of us, but just didn't think it would be so soon. I know you...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Harry Livesay - Georgetown, TX

“To know her was to love her!!!!❤. I am sad that she has left us but her spirit will never die. She brought fun, excitement and joy to...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Dian LaVoice - Texarkana, AR

“Goodbye old friend. I will miss you . You and Patsy can be planning our next get together when Jimmie and I get there. You were a childhood friend...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Mona Moore - De Queen, AR

“i am so very sad to have lost one of my oldest pals, Harriet. We grew up together on the same street in Foreman, and were almost inseparable as...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: William Thrasher - Wellesley, MA

“Ms Harriet, I am writing like you can hear me because I know you can on behalf of Mom. She hates this internet thing, so I do it respectfully on her...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Cindy and Jimmie Lou Anderson Sagely Sagely - AR


Harriet Annalee Scarborough Livesay Beasley, 81, was born on May 23, 1935 in Lockesburg, Arkansas to Evelyn and Harry Scarborough. She moved with her parents to Foreman, Arkansas in 1939. Harriet was married to J.O. Livesay in 1954. She and J.O. had three children, Jo Evelyn, Harry and John. Harriet and J.O. moved to Oklahoma City in 1962.
Harriet spent the next 11 years in Oklahoma City, raising her family with a husband she loved until his death in 1973.
As children grow up and move on, Harriet found herself re-connecting with one of her cherished childhood friends, John Beasley. Harriet's marriage to John in the 1980's was a start of a time in her life that she treasured. It was a time of love, travel, laughter, and joy that she described as, "Being married to my best friend."
She enjoyed these years with John and bravely faced John's illness and death in 2004. Harriet's life faced more challenges when she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2006. Her determination resulted in a recovery that amazed her family and her caregivers.
She felt that her creator had more for her do--- in being there for Jo and Harry when John Livesay died suddenly in 2008, and in helping care for Jo until Jo's death in 2013.
Harriet spent the remainder of life as a lively and loved member of the Little River Nursing Home family, whose care and support were a blessing to both Harriet and Harry. Her legacy of love, laughter, strength, and creativity touched many lives and will be remembered for years to come.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Madden Funeral Chapel in Ashdown with Rev. Kat Burchfield officiating.