Moore Chapel

206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-442-7314

Diane Worrell

Fayetteville, AR

1951 - 2017

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Published: May 19, 2017

Diane Featherston Worrell, 65, died May 16, 2017, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born on August 24, 1951, to Billie Gwendolyn Stiles Featherston and James Shoaf Featherston.

Diane loved to read and to learn. She earned four university degrees—in general studies, social work, and library science from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in library and information studies from Texas Woman's University. Diane was a librarian/archivist for 24 years. She also worked as a social worker and legal secretary. She loved to write and enjoyed editing publications for Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Moving frequently due to her father's and husband's careers, Diane lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; Denton, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana; Boone, North Carolina; Colleyville, Texas; Carbondale, Illinois and Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 1976 she married Danny Lee Worrell. In 1986 they had a son, James Casey Worrell.

Diane is survived by her husband, Dan, of Fayetteville, her son, Casey, of Santa Monica, California, her uncle, Don Corley, of Corsicana, Texas, and cousins Jay and Mike Corley, of Carrollton, Texas.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday May 20, 2017 at Moore's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. A memorial celebration of Diane's life will be held after the memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at the family home.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers may be sent to Moore's Funeral Chapel, or a donation in Diane's name may be given to support Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Libraries. Please make checks paybable to the University of Arkansas Foundation, noting that the gift is in memory of Diane Worrell.

Donations should be mailed to 300 University House, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701 To make a gift online, the URL may be used. To place an online tribute visit

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