Betty Joe ChannellSeptember 14, 1923 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 93)
Betty Joe Channell, 93, of Memphis, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis. Mrs. Channell was a native of Nevada, Missouri; a resident of Memphis, Tennessee for the past 13 years and a former resident of Wilmot for many years. She was a homemaker and the former Owner of Callaway Oil and Butane. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Wilmot Garden Club and the Wilmot United Methodist Church. She was an avid Bridge player.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George Dupuy Channell in 1980; a son, George William “Bill” Channell in 1984 and her parents, Joe and Ollie Medford Callaway.
She is survived by two daughters, Jody Allen and Ann Cole and husband, Jimmy, all of Memphis, Tennessee; a daughter-in-law, Twyla Fisher of Portland; Twyla’s son, Robert Pugh; cousins, Katy and Don Hartley of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Hayley C. Golden, Cody Channell, Walker Allen, Callaway Cole, Channell Cole and Jacqueline Cole and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial are 2 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 in the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. David Sullivan and Jackson Currie officiating. Honorary pallbearers are James Johnson, Richard Stock, Cayce Stock, Randy Haynes, Jackson Currie, Bill Johnson Jr. and Jimmy Stanley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot United Methodist Church, PO Box 338, Wilmot, AR or to the Wilmot Cemetery Association, PO Box 160, Wilmot, AR 71676.