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P.O. Box 319, 101 N. Second Street
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-3232
Fax: (870) 222-4801
Betty Sue Atkinson Brown

Betty Sue Atkinson Brown

Monday, May 5th, 1930 - Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Betty Sue Atkinson Brown, lovingly known by her friends and family as “Too Too”, 89, of Dumas, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born in Warren, Arkansas on May 5, 1930 to the late Trenton Preston Atkinson, Sr. and Ruth Broach Atkinson. After graduating McGehee High School, Betty Sue started her career as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in McGehee. She continued her career in management with Southwestern Bell (AT&T), for over 39 years, while living in Little Rock, Forrest City, El Dorado and Dallas. Betty Sue retired and returned to Little Rock, AR in 1987 to be the caregiver for her father until he passed away in 1991. She was a world traveler, visiting many countries. Betty Sue loved to cross stitch and knit. She was a very talented artist and was an active member of Gold Star Wives. Betty Sue was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, AR. Too Too lived in Little Rock until 2011 when she moved to Dumas to be near her nieces (caregivers) Renee Petty and Lisa Petty Goodgame.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brown and her sisters, Martha Atkinson Welch and Patsy Atkinson Yarnell. Survivors include her brother, Trenton Preston “Mickey” Atkinson, Jr. and his wife, Josie of McCaskill, AR; sisters, Mary Nell Atkinson Finley of Laurel Hill, FL and Sandra Atkinson Petty and her husband Bill of Dumas, AR; nieces and nephews, Ann Welch Hill, Terry Welch, Linda Halsey Wood, Howard Finley, Cynthia Finley Hughes, Kelly Finley, Kathy L. Finley, Renee Petty, Lisa Petty Goodgame, Tammy Reap and Trenton Preston “Trent” Atkinson III; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her nephews: Terry Welch, Howard Finley, Kelly Finley, Trent Atkinson, Donald Hill, Justin Kilburn and Jordan Kilburn.
Special thanks to The Oasis of Dumas Assisted Living, Dr. Chambers and Arkansas Hospice for their special care. Too Too loved them all.
Visitation will be held at 10:00-11:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2019 at McGehee Church of Christ in McGehee, AR. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Rickey Eppes officiating. Burial will be at McGehee Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    McGehee Church of Christ
    501 N. 3rd Street
    MC GEHEE, AR 71654
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:00am
    McGehee Church of Christ
    501 N. 3rd Street
    MC GEHEE, AR 71654
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    Rickey Eppes
  • Interment

    McGehee Cemetery
    Crooked Bayou Rd
    McGehee, AR 71654
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Richard Key

Posted at 08:51am
Betty Sue lived across the street from us in Little Rock for twenty years. Betty Sue was a good friend and a good neighbor. When she moved to Dumas, it left a void in our neighborhood. GOD BLESS Betty Sue and her family at this time. Richard and Connie Key

Marty Gassaway

Posted at 07:25pm
My sincere condolences to Betty Sue's Family. She was my boss twice. I had a school in New Jersey, and she went with me the weekend before to show me New York, It was a fun trip, that I have always remembered. She was a good boss and a good person. She laughed easily and often. RIP! Sweet Lady! Marty Gassaway

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Dear Heather, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Desmond and Rosalyn Mackin
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Jimmy Alford

Posted at 03:20pm
I remember Betty Sue and Jack together when they visited us in Crossett. They purchased ice And lots of cold drinks to put in a galvanized tub. We had a great picnic that day. I’m sure Jack and her are together again. Rest In Peace. Love you.


Posted at 03:03pm
I have known and loved Betty Sue all my life. She provided me with lots of happy memories as my friend. I wii love her forever and miss her being gone.
Huey Bayne

Mary Smith Posted at 01:54am

Mickey & Josie & Sandra and the rest of the family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is hard I know I have lost a husband and a brother now on Aug. 3rd. and I miss them so much. I pray that God will help you all through your loss each day. Love you all Mary Smith from Dumas

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