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Obituary for Betty Gasaway (James)


Betty L. Gasaway, 78, of Morriltion, Arkansas passed away at her home surrounded by her family on May 6, 2018. She was born July 21, 1939 to Frank and Elsie (Shrout) James in Harrisburg, Arkansas. Betty was of the Assembly of God faith and in the ministry, a wife to her husband for twenty-five years. She also retired from J. C. Penny. She is survived by three children: Trish Spencer of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sandra and husband Larry Higgs of Morrilton, Arkansas, and Tony Gasaway of Alma, Arkansas, nine grandchildren: Wade Dopps, Christy Taylor, Kassie Burch, Michael Jett, Bobbie Sosebee, Jessie Herod, Kelsey Bowen, Elizabeth Evans, and Sara Gasaway, thirteen great-grandchildren and two on the way, many siblings, friends, and distant family. Betty was a loving: daughter, wife, Mother, Granny and GG, sister and friend. She considered her children her greatest achievement. Her hobbies were flea marketing, jigsaw puzzles, hummingbirds, and an impressive collection of angels that she has been working on for years. There will be a family visitation Thursday, May 10 from 6:00 ~ 7:00. The family will then receive friends from 7:00 ~ 8:00 P. M. Funeral services are 2:00 P. M. Friday at Jackson’s Harrisburg Funeral Home. Active Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Wade Dopps, Michael Jett, Josh Burch, Greg Taylor, Dillon Dopps, and Keegan Dopps. These men will serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Stacy Williams, Frankie Lacy, Merlin Lacy, Terry Sosebee, Artie Winningham, and Keith Adams. Interment will be in Bolivar Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jackson’s Funeral Home.
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