Obituaries for Aug. 10 2023


Betty J. Roberts, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2023, in Magnolia, Arkansas at Magnolia Reginal Medical Center.

Betty was born November 29, 1933, in Stephens, Arkansas, Betty J. lived a life characterized by love, dedication, and faith.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents George Bernard Cole and Marjorie Maxine (Morgan) Cole; and a daughter Lynn Roberts.

Betty was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married to her loving husband, Alvin T. Roberts of Magnolia, for 64 cherished years. Their enduring bond was a testament to their love and mutual respect. Their son, James B. Roberts and his wife Sally of Bauxite, AR, were the joy of her life, and she was incredibly proud of her grandson, Cole A. Roberts of Magnolia, AR. Betty also leaves behind her brother James M. Cole and his wife Tafi of Houston, TX, and her nephews John Cole of Austin, TX, and Todd Cole of Pasadena, CA. Her family was her pride and joy, and she deeply cherished the time spent with them.

After graduating from Camden High School, Betty pursued higher education at Harding University in Searcy, AR, where she earned her master's degree. With a passion for the English language, she took up teaching in Abilene, Texas, for several years. She was a dedicated educator, shaping the minds of countless students, and leaving an indelible impact on their lives.

Following her teaching career, Betty committed 20 years of her life to Abilities Unlimited, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities. Her work there was a testament to her compassionate spirit and commitment to helping others.

Betty was a woman of many interests. She was a devoted member of the Jackson Street Church of Christ, where her faith-filled life was evident in her service and fellowship. She treasured the quiet moments where she could delve into a good book, and was known for her culinary skills, Betty was an excellent cook, often delighting her family and friends with her delicious meals.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Mickey officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. Visitation was with the family on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were be Randall Adams, David Hinshaw, Steve Keith, Tom Pearson, Larry Terry, and Barry Wallace.


Charles Marion Camp, 77, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at the Post Acute Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.

Charles was born January 23, 1946, in Baker City, Oregon to the late Ernest Bryan Camp and Erma Taylor Camp. He retired from Reliance Well Service after 35 plus years as a machinist. Charles proudly served his county in the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1972.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Lee Riner Camp and a brother James Camp. He is survived by his two children, Charlie Camp and wife Corie of Hot Springs and Laura Camp of Magnolia.

A graveside service with Military Honor's will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 11. 2023, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain Bill Parker officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation will be today, August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home

Memorial donations may be made to a Veteran's Organization of the donor's choice.


Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home of Magnolia, for 50-year-old Emmett Jackson of Magnolia, who passed away Monday, August 8, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.