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Bettie Jo Smallwood

Bettie Jo Smallwood age 89 of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 in Ft. Smith.

Bettie was born on January 29, 1930 in Ink, Arkansas to the late Clyde Lunsford and the late Leva Perrin Lunsford.  She was married to the late Kelsie Smallwood, who preceded her in death in 2007, and was a graduate of Cherry Hill High School.  Bettie had an elegance and class about her, never leaving the house without looking her best.  She loved to sew and cook, and took joy in hosting family gatherings with her wonderful sense of humor.  She worked for sometime in retail and ran Smallwood’s Antique Shop for over 20 years in Mena.  She was a loving mother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Horton and husband Willard of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sister. Dian Lunsford Kaufman of New Orleans, Louisiana; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Leva Lunsford; and her husband, Kelsie Smallwood.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Concord Cemetery at Ink with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Concord Cemetery in care of Beasley Wood.

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