Mark Wayne Corley, 71, of Winslow and Fayetteville, died at his home on May 1 (2020). Graveside services will be held at the Brentwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory, Fayetteville.
He was born in Gravette. He was a retired attorney. For the past many years, Mark was a farmer and a vendor at Fayetteville Farmers' Market. He was a former reporter for the Arkansas Gazette, a VISTA Volunteer, and a renowned stone mason who worked on many houses designed by architect Faye Jones. Mark was a founding member of the Weedy Rough Community and was a skilled carpenter and potter. Mark had previously served as the chairman of The Board of Directors of Ozark Legal Services, and as a member of The Board of Directors of both the Washington County Equal Opportunity Agency and The Rural Mountain Producers Exchange. He served on The Bentonville Airport Commission, Fayetteville Historic District Commission and Democrat Central Committees of both Washington and Benton Counties.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Glenn P. Corley and Nina Pate Corley; his brother, Steve Corley, and his nephew Matthew Corley Malm.
Survivors include his sister Ellen Corley and brother-in-law David Malm, of Jasper; a nephew Daniel Corley Malm, of Little Rock, a niece, Kathleen Corley Malm Marleneanu, of Maumelle and three grand nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to the Democratic National Committee or to the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance/PO Box 101, Jasper, AR 72641.