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Obituaries for April 27 2023

by C Gilliam | April 27, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.


Betty Sue Green, age 86, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

She was born on May 25, 1936, in Bodcaw, Arkansas, the daughter of Charlie Hairston and Velma Pickard Hairston. On September 14, 1963, she married G. Lynn Green. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Tillman Hairston; and her sister, Floy Fae Goodwin.

Betty was a faithful, loving, Christian woman and a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church. She was a Proverbs 31 woman, taking care of her home, and being a pastor's wife. Betty was serving the Lord beside her husband, Lynn, as he pastored Bodcaw Baptist Church in Bodcaw, Beech Street Baptist Church in Crossett, College View Baptist Church in Magnolia, Central Baptist Church in Texarkana and Oak Grove Baptist Church in Ashdown. She loved teaching children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

She grew up in a farm family in South Arkansas. In high school, she was an All-State basketball player. She loved vacationing with her family. She loved everyone and she will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Lynn Green; her daughter and son-in-law, Renae and Eric Carrouth; one granddaughter, Reagan Carrouth; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral service 10:00AM, Saturday, April 29, 2023, with Rev. Doug Porter, Lance Dudnell and Rev. James Crews officiating at Hot Springs Baptist Church, 144 Weston Road, Hot Springs.

Interment 2:00PM in the Union Cemetery, 109 CR 9, Rosston, Arkansas.

Visitation 5:00PM-7:00PM, Friday, April 28, 2023, in the Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs.

Pallbearers are Mark Curry, Kenny Spruill, Bryan Green, Tony Burrow, Michael Dossett and Anthony White.

A special thank you to the staff at Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab.

Guest registry is at


William Earl (Honey) Berry passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia, Arkansas. Honey was born on February 4, 1946 in Waldo, Arkansas to the late Olden and Ardie Mae Williams Berry. He attended Waldo Westside School and AM&N College (UAPB). He retired from truck driving in 2010.

He is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, three aunts, several nieces and nephews, special friends, and a number of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Westside Church of Christ in Waldo with Brother Juerga Smith officiating. Burial will be at Smith Cemetery under the direction of Marks Funeral Home of Magnolia, Arkansas.


Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home of Magnolia, for 73-year-old James R. Cooper of Magnolia, who passed away Monday, April 24, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.


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