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Betty Ann (Barnett) Beck

April 10, 1933 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 86)


Betty Ann (Barnett) Beck passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at her brother’s home in Carlsbad, NM.   Betty was born April 10, 1933 to Wayne Watson and Lina Emma (Cannon) Barnett near Branch, Arkansas.   Soon after her birth Wayne moved his family to a location on Shaver road just West of Paris, Arkansas.  The rock house Wayne built on Shaver Road was Betty’s home until August, 2017 at which time she moved to her brother’s home in Carlsbad, NM.  Betty married Milton T Beck May 30, 1952 in Paris, Arkansas They were married 31 years at the time of Milton’s death in October 1983.

Betty attended Ratcliff and County Line Schools, graduating High School in 1951.

Betty was very accomplished in Crochet having made and given away many beautiful table, and couch doilies.  Betty was a grand champion winner at the county fair for her crochet work.  For many years Betty and Milton grew and canned all kinds of good tasting things from their gardens on Shaver Road.  Betty’s favorite was Purple Hull peas.

Betty loved Magazine Mountain and having picnics with her many friends and family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and Brother Jimmy C Barnett, and Niece Paula Jan Barnett, and Nephew Gregory Lynn Barnett.

She is survived by a brother Lanny W Barnett and wife Kenni of Carlsbad, NM.  Nieces Keri Lynn Brown and Kayla Leann Barnett of Carlsbad, NM, Niece Krissi Lee Samuels of Sandia Park, NM.  Niece Carol Diane Brown, Lubbock, TX. Great Niece Brittany Collins, Carlsbad, NM and Great Nephew Blake Walden, Carlsbad, NM.  Great Nieces Kloe and Kadence Samuels of Sandia Park, NM.  Great, Great Niece and Nephew Paxtin and Maddox Collins of Carlsbad, NM.

Betty also leaves surviving cousins Betty Lou  and Mary Sue Riley  Fort Smith, AR, Johnnie May Kohler, Charleston, AR,  Mary Langston Cecil, AR, Ada Grice, Yuma, AZ,  Doug Barnett, Yuma, AZ,  Bunny Woodruff, Rio Vista, CA, John Wisdom, Salinas, CA, Wesley Jay Barnett, Dobbins, CA,  Danny Yoakum, Benton. AR, Sondra Dyroff, Austin, TX. And Bill McCarty, Somis, CA.

Services will be at 10 am, Monday June 10, 2019 at the Shaver Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the Shaver Road with Rev. Vondal Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow at Caulksville Cemetery, in Caulksville, AR under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston.                      

Pallbearers will be Fred Schnitzius and Sam Cameron, Mick Whitman, Terry Harless, Kenneth Roberts, Wayne Leal, and Darien Downs. 

A special thanks to her loving care givers Ruby and Corina.  Special thanks to Virginia Downs for all

the wonderful help she has been during Betty’s move and now at this time of sorrow.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 9th from 2PM to 4PM at the funeral home.


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June 9, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Smith Mortuary
22 North Greenwood
Charleston, AR 72933

Funeral Service
June 10, 2019

10:00 AM
Shaver Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Shaver Road
Caulksville, AR 72855

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