Betty Jane WilsonClarksville, AR, 1924 - 2014
Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson, 90 of Clarksville, passed away at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville on August 23rd after a brief illness. She was born to Elmer G and Lena (Killough) Smith in Lamar, Arkansas on January 26, 1924.
She was a 1946 graduate of the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was a retired school teacher. After leaving Arkansas, she resided in Cleveland, Tennessee and Little Rock before moving to Clarksville in 2011. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. She was an accomplished musician playing the organ and piano, a bird watcher keeping tabs on the cardinals and the martins, and an animal lover with cats being her favorite.
She was married to Clarence A. Wilson in 1947 She is preceded in death by her husband and infant son, her parents, and her brother, E.G. (Noonie) Smith. She is survived by niece C.J. Smith of Benton, nephew, Grant (Penny) Smith of Fayetteville, and nephew, John Allen (Geneva) Smith of Clarksville. She is also survived by great-niece, Liz (Josh) Bruns and their children Hendrix and Hudson of Fayetteville, great-nephew, Dr. Jevin Smith of Conway; sister-in-law, Joyce Marler of Simi Valley, California and her family.
Visitation will be open at Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilson's graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Oakland cemetery with Dr. Darrell Bridges officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home (479) 754-2201. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Published August 26, 2014
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Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Rogers and Poplar, P.O. Box 348, Clarksville, AR