Betty Jean Matthews Holmes

Betty Jean Matthews Holmes passed from this life on February 6, 2023 at the age of 86. Betty was born on May 30, 1935 to Herschel Allen Matthews and Daisy Nona Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, BR Holmes, Jr. of Hazen; a daughter, Mary Louise Simmons of Cabot; a son, David Allen Holmes of Hazen; and a sister, Margie Martin of Hazen.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Johnny Simmons of Cabot; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Pannell of Cabot; two Grandsons, Patrick Simmons and Damon Holmes of Beebe; two great-grandsons Ryley (Hannah) Pannell of Beebe; and Emerson Pannell of Cabot; and one great-great grandson, Atticus Pannell of Beebe.
Betty was a homemaker for most of her married life and was a longtime member of the Center Point Missionary Church near Hazen. She was an accomplished seamstress and participated in numerous quilting bees over the years. Her handiwork can be found in many homes throughout the community.
Her latter years have been marked by decline in health, but she still maintained good spirits throughout all of her troubles. She will be missed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Center Point Baptist Church, near Hazen, with visitation at the church before the service. The service will be conducted by Rev. Brad Crumby and Rev. Billy Booth. Burial will be at the Center Point cemetery.
Pallbearers are Patrick Simmons, Drew Pannell, Ryley Pannell, Jason Simmons, Joshua Simmons, and Jake Holmes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Center Point Baptist Church or to the Center Point Cemetery Fund.

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