Dr. Betty Harrison, PhD, 73, of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Dr. Harrison was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Cale, Arkansas, to Denver Gaston Cook and Minnie Haddox Cook. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas and a retired LSU professor.
Dr. Harrison was a member of the following: Phi Kappa Phi, Ioda Lambda Sigma, Kappa Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Kappa Ioda, Gamma Sigma Delta (Honorary); American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Louisiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, National Association for Career and Technical Education, Louisiana Association for Career and Technical Education, Texas A&M Former Student Association, Professor and Former Director of School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development and Platinum Edition of Who's Who Registry Worldwide. Dr. Betty C. Harrison was endowed with a Graduate Fellowship by an anonymous donor in her name.
Dr. Harrison was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one sister.
She is survived by her husband, David B. Harrison; son, Jerry David Harrison of Azle, Texas; daughter, Phyllis Harrison Bennett and husband, William Charles of Houston Texas; grandchildren, Paul David Bennett of Columbus, Georgia; and Lynley Nicole Bennett of Houston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps, Arkansas, with Bro. Joe Brown and Bro. David Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bluff City, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Steve McAteer, Gary McAteer, Donald Ray Beaver, Larry Beaver, Donald Young, Rob Wright, Raymond Whitehead, Mike Whitehead, Michael Mayton, Joe Kotrlik, Steve Scallon and Jeremy Souter.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 3, 2012), at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps.
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