She was the widow of Norman Murphy, a retired secretary and homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her son, Douglas Murphy and wife Judy Brint-Murphy of Sherwood; two sisters, Peggy Norman of Pine Bluff and Bobbie Rogers and husband Daniel of Hampton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; along with her fur babies.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at Union Ridge Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home preceding the graveside service. You can sign Mrs. Bettye's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.
Lisa hartsfieldCamden, AR Thursday, January 19, 2023 Deepest sympathy for the family. Betty was a character. Spent a lot of fun times with her and Norman at the lake . She’ll be missed.
Molly Beth Allen DalstromYork, SC Thursday, January 19, 2023 I have so many memories of Bettye, elementary, jr.high and high school. She will be missed by family and friends. Until wem meet again my friend.
April Ivy GillFordyce, AR Thursday, January 19, 2023 Doug, I want you to know how much I love you and am praying for you. Aunt Bettye will be greatly missed. She was one of a kind. I has been such a joy having her in my life. I am here if you need me.
Tracy ShollmierRiver Ridge, LA Thursday, January 19, 2023 Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such an inspiration. She had such a gentle spirit but was one of the strongest women I know.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Shirley Watson BrainardLittle Rock, AR Thursday, January 19, 2023 Sad to learn of Bettye's death. But remembering and treasuring our childhood friendship back in the 50's. My heart goes out to her family in this time of grieving.
Gwen Murphy FletcherDeWitt, AR Thursday, January 19, 2023 Bettye, my mom since I was 15, I know your not in pain and at peace and with Dad and others you love and have missed. Doug my love and prayers are with you always. I would be there if had transportation. Love you always, your Sister.
Clint EsteinShreveport, LA Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Sorry for your loss Doug, we will be praying for you and your family. We loved your mom very much and will miss her, and her stories and advice. She is one of a kind. She made the world a better place.