Bettie Jane Dudley, 71, of Piggott died March 29, 2004, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 21, 1932, in Leonard, the daughter of Onnie and Mary Hill Cooper.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Piggott Mortuary-Irby Funeral Home and a lifelong member of the community.
Mrs. Dudley was a member of the Piggott First Baptist Church where she was a member of the church choir and K.C.K.C. choir.
She was preceded in death by her father, Onnie Cooper, on July 10, 1976; and one granddaughter, Sarah Washburn on April 24, 2003.
She is survived by one son, Michael Dudley of Rector; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rebecca Dudley of Piggott, Letitia and David Washburn of Conway and Robin and Jim O'Dell of Pollard; her mother, Mary Cooper of Rector; one brother, Jerry Cooper of Jonesboro; one sister, Euvila Floyd of Sumner, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Dana and Wes Harmon, Micha Dudley, Karissa Dudley, Colton Dudley, Heather O'Dell, Holly O'Dell and Sheri Washburn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Piggott First Baptist Church with Bro. Loy Culver and Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
Active pallbearers will be Keith Hill, Barry Hill, Rick Cooper, Jeff Brewer, Bert Lewis and Harry Niewald Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Niewald Sr., Bo Brandon and Wes Harmon.
Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (today), March 31, 2004, at Irby Funeral Home in Piggott.
Irby Funeral Service of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.