Betty Joye Woodard, 83, of Benton, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home.Â Betty was born April 21, 1929, in Banks, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Addie E. McLeod of Banks.Â
She was a graduate of the Banks School System.Â Betty was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Smith-Caldwell Drug Store.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Lee Woodard Sr.; and her older sister, Frances Lorine McLeod Rigsby.
She is survived by two sons, Harold Woodard, Jr. and wife Sharen, Robert Woodard and wife Regina, all of Benton; a brother-in-law, Lathan Woodard of Benton; two sisters-in-law, Pauline McLeod and Sissy Johnson, both of Warren; four grandchildren, Zeke Woodard and wife Amy, Andrew Woodard and wife Liz, Taylor Finley and husband Jason, all of Benton, and Luke Woodard and wife Laura of Conway; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. Pallbearers are Zeke Woodard, Luke Woodard, Andrew Woodard, Jason Finley, William â€śPetieâ€ť Woodard and Russell Woodard.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: The family would like to thank the hospice nurses and aides at Saline Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care and love that was given to Betty during her final days.