Betty Maxine Elder Barger, 63, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 9. She was born Dec. 2, 1949 in DeWitt, to the late Scott Howard Elder and Marie Maxine Elder. She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Before becoming a homemaker, she was employed at the Benton Courier, Food and Fuel gas station, and Benton Veneer Co.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved canine companion, Shaq Barger.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Tommy Joe Barger; daughter Genean Marie Barger Riddick; son Tony Joe Barger; two grandsons, Austin Trey Riddick and Westin Seth Riddick; five sisters, Linda Ann Edler Perkins and husband Willie, Margaret Elaine Elder Buffington and husband James, Carolyn Elder Robson, Marie Darlene Elder Freeman, and Geraldine Elder Krippendorf and husband Wayne; three brothers, Scott Howard Elder Jr., Floyd Ray Elder and wife Jennie, Gerald Wayne Elder and wife Cheirl; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Cecil Hyde officiating. Burial will follow at noon at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Lonnie Barger, Cody Rossell, Pete Roberts, and Lonnie Barger Jr.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Funeral Home.
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