Betty Joye Woodard, 83, of Benton, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home. Betty was born April 21, 1929, in Banks, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Addie E. McLeod of Banks.
She was a graduate of the Banks School System. Betty was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Smith-Caldwell Drug Store.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Lee Woodard Sr.; and her older sister, Frances Lorine McLeod Rigsby.
She is survived by two sons, Harold Woodard, Jr. and wife Sharen, Robert Woodard and wife Regina, all of Benton; a brother-in-law, Lathan Woodard of Benton; two sisters-in-law, Pauline McLeod and Sissy Johnson, both of Warren; four grandchildren, Zeke Woodard and wife Amy, Andrew Woodard and wife Liz, Taylor Finley and husband Jason, all of Benton, and Luke Woodard and wife Laura of Conway; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. Pallbearers are Zeke Woodard, Luke Woodard, Andrew Woodard, Jason Finley, William “Petie” Woodard and Russell Woodard.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .
Family comments: The family would like to thank the hospice nurses and aides at Saline Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care and love that was given to Betty during her final days.