Arlen John Beard
Arlen John Beard
  • February 18, 1932 - December 1, 2015
  • Vinton, Louisiana

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Vinton- Arlen J. Beard, 83, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in a local care center.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Vinton and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Orestia and Anna Beard; and his siblings, Claris Beard, Earlie "EJ" Beard, Leroy Beard, Elaine Heitz, Walterine Morvan, and Amanda Johnston.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton. The Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at