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Betty Sue McNeil Eaves of Benton was born May 12, 1930, and passed away Thursday June 5, 2014.
She was reunited with her parents, Ruben F. McNeil Sr. and Memphis Ruth Welch McNeil; and her brother, Ruben F. "Bud" McNeil Jr.
Betty was a lifelong resident of Benton where she worked in bookkeeping and retail sales and served in 1960 as director of the 6th Congressional District crew leader for the federal census.
She also served as treasurer of the state Jaycettes in the early '60s.
Betty Sue loved her church and was a faithful member of Sharon Baptist Church, where she had been a member of the choir and had taught Sunday School. She enjoyed fellowship with her many friends at both the Benton and Bryant senior wellness and activity centers and looked forward to each visit.
Betty Sue was known for her sweet, positive nature and wonderful hugs for all.Â She was truly loved and thought the best of everyone.Â She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Betty is survived by one sister, Tommie Leigh Crowson (Ralph); a son, Ike F. Carter III (Karen); a daughter, Susan E. Gattin (Greg), all of Benton; grandchildren, Celia Sue Wheeler (Duane) of Ellijay, Ga., Desiree Singletary (Vince) of Tallahassee, Fla.,Â and Ike F. Carter IV of Benton; a step-grandson, M. Corey Gattin of Conway; eight great-grandchildren; three nephews and one niece.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Hamlin and Muncy Harris officiating.
Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews, Mark McNeil, Mike McNeil, Jeff Crowson, Doug Carter and Jessie Carter; and a great-grandson, Chris Singleterry.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.