Jimmy Bishop, from Betty's class died. He had cancer and had been really bad for a few months. Here is a link to Jimmy's Obit He was Von's brother, and was not Betty Deweese's new husband.
Also, Joe Rowlett's wife [Bud's mother] died. She was 97. I had no idea she was still living. Her Obit
These two obituaries are nicely written. I am sure the families wrote the obituaries instead of letting the funeral people write them. I have read many obituaries from this funeral home that I did not care for. I especially do not like it when they write 'she married the love of her life,' because I think it should be up to each individual to name the love of their life, not the obituary writer. I also do not like it when they list hobbies and numerous life interests of the deceased. especially when I know the people and know the things they list are just minor interests that were not that important in their life. I guess what I really do not like is that they try to write as if they knew the person's life in detail when all they really know is the day the person died.
To save everyone a lot of trouble, here is my obituary. When I go, Betty can copy and paste it to Nelson's.
Fleta died Sunday evening of natural causes at the age of 102 while riding a camel into the sunset on the Gobi Desert. She was born to Willis and Hazel Powell on her father's farm on Dry Creek near Coin, Arkansas. She had a long, productive, active life and spent the last two decades traveling the world over. She was preceded in death by her parents, her wonderful husband, and several siblings. She is survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 15 nieces and nephews, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, a dozen great-grandchildren and a half dozen great-great grandchildren. Her family and friends will miss her, but know that she died doing what she loved so much, riding a camel.