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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth

5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock

Phone: 501-661-9111

Lena Bell Bettis Turner

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Published: February 24, 2013

LENA BELL BETTIS TURNER, 94, of Little Rock, on Friday exchanged her life on earth for the eternal one that awaited her in the gloriousness of Heaven. Lena was born in Manning, Ark. on Nov. 15, 1918, to Charlie and Erma Bettis. She had three sisters and one brother. She moved to Little Rock to attend Draughon School of Business and met her future husband, James Turner. Lena was a gracious servant, loving wife, proud and caring mother to more than just her family. After retirement she and Jim founded The Jim Turner Company which gave them the opportunity to travel to places all over the world. Believing fully in God's word, they were avid members of Western Hills United Methodist Church, where they served their church and community with loving hearts. Lena is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and loving husband. Survived by her death are two daughters, Joann Lewis (Johnny) and Nancy Morris; five grandchildren, Cindy Outlaw (Billy), Tracy Bright, Jodi Loftis, Jennifer Snyder (Cary), Jay Lewis (Patsy); seven great-grandchildren, Amber Upton (Todd), Allyson Henson (Brad), Christian Outlaw (Marlena), Lindsey Ross (Matt), K.W. Roy, Bailey Milligan, Shelby Loftis, and Hayden Roy; 10 great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Briarwood Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Arkansas Hospice or Western Hills United Methodist Church. The family will receive guests from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the funeral home. Funeral will be 10 a.m., Monday, at Western Hills United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12 Street, 501-661-9111. Please send the family your messages of love, comfort and condolence to

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