Betty Jean Sanders

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Betty Jean Sanders

Caraway -- Betty Jean Sanders, 71, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at her residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Riverside, Calif., to the late Amos and Evelyn Hayes Adcock. She had worked at Lane's Nursing Home in Caraway and retired from American Greetings. She enjoyed gardening, going to church and being with family. Hardest working woman you would have ever meet and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Malcom Sanders; her children, Jerry Brown (Joyce) of Caraway, Larry Brown (Connie Smith) of Osceola, Donna Birdno (Ray) of Caraway and Janet Sharp (Curtis) of Lake City; stepchildren, Frank Bates (Renea) of Paragould, Phillip Wallace (Suzanne) of Monette, David Bates of Jonesboro and Mike Sanders (Felisha) of Caraway; sisters, Mary Hollis of Milligan Ridge, Linda Bowden (Foster) of Jonesboro, Brenda Gettleman (Wayne) of Illinois, Carolyn Wrinkles of Gosnell, Barbara Wallace (Gary) of Caraway; brothers, Loren Adcock (Nellie) of Jonesboro, Bill Adcock (Brenda) of Caraway, Rickie Adcock (Leah) of Jonesboro, Donnie Adcock (Sharon) of Jonesboro, Robert Adcock (Cheryl) of Caraway and Michael Adcock (Mitzi) of Manila; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Charles Brown.

A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Rivervale Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Duffell officiating. Burial followed at Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Dwayne Gross, Matt Maddox, Dale Barrett, Curtis Sharp and Calvin Mullins. Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Brown, Brad Dillinger, Chris Lane, Austin Lane, Adam Carpenter, Byron Forehand and members of the Rivervale Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers lasting memorials may be sent to Rivervale Baptist Church.