Letha Faye Head

Feb. 20, 1920 – Jan. 16, 2019

Letha Faye Head, 98, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, (formerly of Bentonville, Arkansas) went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2019.

Letha was born on February 20, 1920 in Caverna, Missouri to Robert H. and Alma (Slinkard) Spurlock.  She was united in marriage to Bennie Edwards on Sept. 8, 1938. He preceded her in death December 1965.  From that marriage was born two sons, Gerald and Steven. She married Burton Head in 1968 and he preceded her in death in 1987.  Her son Steven preceded her in death in 2005. Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, Ralph and Ira Spurlock.

Letha was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Bentonville Church of Christ for over 60 years.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and gardening. She loved being with family and hosting large social events, especially the annual family Christmas gathering.  Letha was the first to volunteer for anyone in need. She always had a twinkle in her eye when the grandkids were around. She worked in the Benton County Abstract office in Bentonville for many years.

She is survived by son, Gerald (Judy) Edwards of Excelsior Springs; daughter-in-law Debby Edwards of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Stepchildren Valinn (Norman) Covey of Rogers, Arkansas; Burton (Carol) Head of Bentonville; Don (Sarah) Head of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Grandchildren Patrick (Patricia) Edwards of Texarkana, Texas; Mike (Audra) Edwards of Excelsior Springs; Tennyson (Chris) Haggard of Des Moines, Iowa; Luke (Robyn) Edwards of Bentonville; Effie Edwards of Pasadena, California; Bobbie (David) Bolain of Bentonville; Dwayne (Cindy) Covey of Goshen, Arkansas; Rayanne Story of Searcy, Arkansas; Amanda (Jason) Hufford of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Wanda (Steve) Taylor of Pea Ridge; Lisa (Joel) Thomas of Pea Ridge; Donnie Head of Morrilton, Arkansas.  Great-grandchildren Tommy (Ally) Edwards of Fort Worth, Texas; Emma Edwards of Texarkana; Seth, Bryce and Ethan Edwards of Excelsior Springs; Harper, Ellie, Jack and George Haggard of Des Moines; Riley Edwards of Bentonville; Lindsey Roberts (Shannon) of Rogers; Dylan and Drew Covey of Rogers; Sarah, Rachel and Emily Story of Searcy. Great-great Granddaughter Lanzi Edwards of Fort Worth; and many other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Services in Excelsior Springs will be at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs (Wood Heights) on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, with visitation from 4-5 p.m. and services to follow. Services in Anderson, Missouri, will be at Ozark Funeral Homes, 100 Spring St, Anderson, Missouri on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, with visitation from 1-2 p.m., with the funeral to follow.  Burial will be in Jane Cemetery, Jane, Missouri, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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