Betty Nell Minton White, 89, of Hazen, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, September 24, 1926, the daughter of the late Edgar and Katie Kee. Betty grew up in Hazen and was a graduate of De Valls Bluff High School. After graduation, she taught school, grade 1-8, in a one room school house.
Betty was a life long member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Girl’s Auxiliary for many years.
Betty is the widow of Roy Eli Minton and was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Mirleen Minton and a grandson, Wade Hampton Knox of Lonoke.
Survivors include one son, Lindon Burnell Minton (Mary) of Austin, Karen Knox (Charlie) of Lonoke, Monica Lisko (Jimmy) and Carolyn VanHouten of Hazen; grandchildren, Eric and Alan Minton, Brook Knox and Andrea Knox Wallings, Jami Branch and Jill Gaither, Jamie Halijan, Andy Lisko, and Janan Sickel, Timothy, Christian, Josh and Paige VanHouten Hawkins; great grandchildren, Kenzlee Jo, Hudson and Bentley Minton, Brayden and Logan Knox, Rory, Katy Beth and Elly Ree Wallings, Dara Halijan, Cole Sheets, Drew Lisko, Maci Grace and Isaac Sickel, Joe Branch, Jillian and Caroline Gaither, Peyton, Zac, Brooke, Luke and Mackinlee VanHouten and another great-grandson due in February.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery. The family requests memorials be sent to the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen.
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As an extraordinary lady in many ways, Mrs. Betty Nell left a remarkable legacy that will be cherished by all those who knew her. She was the loving matriarch of a beautiful family who respected and loved her dearly. My memories of Mrs. Betty Nell go back to the early 1950’s when Burnell and I were classmates at Hazen Elementary School.
We pray that God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) will provide strength, comfort, and assurance during this time of sorrow.
With sympathy, Billy and Gail Booth
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