July 27, 2021


Bertha Mae Williams

Bertha Mae Williams, 90, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late Bill Parks and Margaret Ann Owens, widow of Raymond Doyle Williams, and preceded in death by one son, Bill Williams; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice Gilbert of Lake Jackson, Texas; two sons, Doyle Jr. Williams of Port Lavaca, Texas, and Edsel Williams of Coal Hill; three sisters, two brothers, Delmer Owens of Westville, Okla., and J.C. Owens of Dover; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Betty Lou Scott

Betty Lou McKeithen Scott, 83, of North Little Rock, went to Heaven on July 1, 2011. She was born on October 27, 1927, in Stephens, Arkansas, to Archie Pierce McKeithen and Elizabeth Susan Hale McKeithen, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Clarksville, Arkansas, and attended Park Hill Baptist Church for 60 years.

Betty Lou graduated from Clarksville High School in 1945. She received an AA degree from Hendrix College in 1947, a BSBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1949, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, and a BA in Library Science from Louisiana State University in 1950. She was a librarian at Clarksville High School and Little Rock Public Library, and she participated in the family business. Betty Lou was a life member of PTA. She was an artist and enjoyed square dancing, gardening, butterflies and song birds.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James S. Scott Sr.; two sons, James S. Scott Jr. and Richard McKeithen Scott (Cheryl); a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Clark (P.J.); and grandchildren, Kathryn Leigh Clark and James Sidney Scott III.

Betty Lou was a volunteer at Arkansas History Commission, a member of Alpha Society, United Daughters of Confederacy, Heritage Seekers, and Shepherd’s Center.

The family would like to give thanks to the staff at Robinson Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church, 201 East C Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, 758-1170.

Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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William Johnston

William (Bill) Johnston, 88, of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Clarksville Community Health and Rehab.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Betha Ray Johnston, retired construction employee, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Dover Johnston; and one grandson, Billy Craig.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Craig of Clarksville; one granddaughter, Christina Craig of Clarksville; and two great-grandchildren, Courtney McAlexander and Dillian Craig of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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