Betty Lou Van Horn Barnett, 83, of Ten Mile Community died Saturday, March 31. She was born Aug. 31, 1928, to Gladys Mills Van Horn and Ross Van Horn in Edinburg, Texas. Betty moved to Lonsdale at an early age. She married Vester Barnett on Dec. 7, 1947. She was a charter member of TOPS Arkansas No. 296 in Benton and a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years; brothers, Robert and Richard Van Horn; and two daughters, Sharon Clark and Carla Miller.
Survivors include her sisters, Dora Nolan of Hillsboro, Texas, and Flora Reich Barnett of Plain Dealing, La.; a daughter, Linda Howell and husband John of Oviedo, Fla.; a son, Shelby Barnett and wife Linda of Fountain Lake; a son, Bobby Barnett and wife Brenda of Ten Mile Community; a son, Timothy Barnett and wife Sheila of Ten Mile Community; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visitation was held Monday at 4506 Fairplay Road, Benton.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church, 17510 Church Road, Lonsdale, with the Revs. Richard Pope and Wesley Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff.
Online guestbook: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .