WYNNE — Mrs. Betty Rea Allen Jones, 83, of Wynne died Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Memphis.

Betty was born in Memphis on Oct. 5, 1937, to the late Felix and Eva Rea Allen. She attended Hughes High School and was the valedictorian of the graduating class of 1955.

Betty continued her education at Ouachita Baptist College, graduating cum laude. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma.

She received her teaching degree and taught for 36 years in the Hughes school district. She was a member of Hughes Baptist Church before moving to Wynne, where she was a faithful member of Wynne Baptist Church.

She was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class, loved to travel with Fidelity Bank, and loved to fish and garden. Betty enjoyed playing games such as dominos, Rummikub and crosswords.

Survivors are her husband of 23 years, Larry Jones of the home; daughter, Beth Jones Barnes and husband Mark of Wynne; son, Richard Riley Jones and wife Haley of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Desmond and Anna Claire Jones; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Eva Allen, and sister, Margaret Allen.

Graveside services were Monday at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion. Kernodle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Online registry: www. kernodlefh.com