Betty Jo Walthall, 82, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Huttig, on Nov. 2, 1937, to her parents, James, and Relda Stinson Perry.

For many years, Betty worked at the First National Bank of Crossett; however, she is most remembered as the Mayor’s Secretary for the City of Crossett. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one grandson, Jon Wallace.

Her survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jesse Walthall of Crossett; one son, Terry Walthall, and wife, Anna, of Texarkana; two daughters, Lisa Wallace and husband, Don, of Hamburg, and Jan Stephenson and husband, Bryan, of Monticello; two brothers, Bob Perry, and wife, Wanda, of Little Rock, and Charles Perry of Hampton; one sister, Frances Allen, and husband, David, of Natchitoches, La; along with nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service was 10 a.m. Oct. 9, at the First Assembly of God Church, 1500 Parkway Drive, in Crossett, with Pastors Kenneth Neal and Bob Perry, officiating, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Jesse and Will Stephenson, Sam May, Mark Hawkins, Billy Reynolds, and Cecil Walthall. 

Honorary pallbearers were the City of Crossett employees.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the First Assembly of God Church Building Fund.



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