On October 2, 2018 Barbara Irene Denton Bettis of Benton, formerly of Arkadelphia, 88 years old, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior.
She was born March 9, 1930 in El Centro, CA to Fred and Roberta Denton.
After moving to Arkansas, she married the love of her life, J.D. Bettis.
She is remembered for her lifelong devotion to her Lord and Savior, her family, her church, her family business Bettis Hardware and numerous friends. Her joys of life were serving her Lord in many roles at Park Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted mother. She loved her customers coming into visit at Bettis Hardware for over thirty years. Her smile and sweet spirit were felt by all who knew her. "Seldom has God given so much to many people through one woman."
Barbara was greeted in Heaven by her parents, Fred and Roberta Tucker Denton; her husband of fifty-eight years, J.D. Bettis; sons, Ronnie and Gary Bettis; brothers, Duane and Wallace Denton; brother in law, James Russell, and niece, Debbie Russell Mills.
She left on this earth her daughter, Denise Bettis; son, Alan Bettis; special daughter in love, Sherry Bettis; sister, Janet Russell; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home and at 9:00 AM Thursday until service at the church. Service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Park Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in DeLamar Cemetery.
OCT 3. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home
517 Clay St.
Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71923
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