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Betty Lou Carter
April 10, 1938 - February 16, 2021

Betty Lou Carter of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 6 days.   She was born on Saturday, April 10, 1938 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Oscar and Mollie Conatser and was a lifetime resident of Trumann.  She was a retired florist.  She owned and operated Carter’s Flowers and Gifts for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carter; sister, Mary Lee Walker; son-in-law, Jeff Crawford; grandson, Jason Crawford; and her parents.      Betty is survived by daughters, Sandy (Rick) Crawford van Loon of Sterlington, LA, and Karen (William) Penna of Brandon, MS; one son, Neil (Treva) Carter of Jonesboro; brother, Woefud Conatser of Trumann; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.       She was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ and also attended Viva Drive Church of Christ in Trumann.  Betty was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Poinsetta Club, and two card groups.  Betty enjoyed taking care of her cats, being with her friends, golf, shopping, attending church activities and rode trips with her daughters.       The family will receive friends Thursday, February 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  Celebration of Life will be Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with Spencer Furby officiating.  Burial  will be private at Willis Cemetery near Harrisburg.       Pallbearers will be Michael Conatser, Kelvin Conatser, Bill Smith, Justin Tims, Terry Smith, and Randy Simpkins.  Honorary pallbearers are David Penna, Justin Carter, Kaleb Blondin, and Jacob Blondin.       In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form will be required. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of  Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House for the love and care  they should our mother during her stay. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the Breast Cancer Pink Warrior Walk, 400 East Street, Jonesboro, AR  72401.    An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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  1. jacqueline woodson, joneboro says

    I will always remember her smile. She was a very sweet woman. So sorry for the family's loss. Heaven gained a beautiful spirit.

  2. Paula Morgan, says

    Your mother was a special friend and shopping buddy when we would go to the jewelry shows. Always happy with a smile on her face. She also was a fun golfer to be with. She loved her children and grandchildren and great children. A Beautiful heart She will be missed.

  3. Emily van Loon and Thom Wolf, Takoma Park, MD says

    Thinking of you during this time. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. MV ATLAS, Texas says

    We are sorry for your loss and hope fond memories will comfort you and your family during this time.

  5. Anna Blagg, Trumann Arkansas says

    Prayers to the family. I worked for Betty at the flower shop for about a year back in 1990 and I learned so much from her that I have become a designer myself. I had the upmost respect for her. Thank you for everything you taught me. Sincerely, Anna Gregory Blagg

  6. Debby Penter Collom, Driscoll AR says

    Very sweet lady. She was loved by many

  7. Gary and Karen Winters, Spring City, Tn says

    We loved that lady! She was one of the kindest people we knew. So glad we made a point of seeing her on our last trip to Trumann. Much sympathy to her family.

  8. Johnnie Kendall, Star City says

    Sending condolences

  9. C. A. Jones, Trumann ar. says

    Long time friend and school mate

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