Betty Ferguson Richard
Funeral Date: 12/27/2018

Betty Jean Ferguson Richard, age 77, of Hermitage, AR, died Saturday, December 22, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 16, 1941, in Charleston, MS, a daughter of the late Ira Ferguson and Pearl Miller Ferguson. Betty was a retired insurance agent for Farm Bureau, a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, past president of the Arkansas Womenís Bowling Association, and a member of the Arkansas Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Also preceding her in death were brothers; Bobby Ferguson, James Sonny Ferguson, Billy Ferguson, sisters; Dorothy Swann, Peggy Tidwell, Joyce Ann Ferguson. Survivors are her husband Alton Richard whom she married September 20, 1959. Three daughters Angela Richard Emery and spouse Timothy of Ocean Springs, MS, Wendy Richard Clayton and spouse Tony of Tunnel Hill, GA, and Tracy Richard Mooney and spouse John of El Dorado, AR. One sister Nancy Hughes of Magnolia, AR. Five grandchildren Timothy Emery, JR, and spouse Christina, Jeanette Emery, Trey Mooney, Richard Mooney, and Sarah Clayton. Three great-grandchildren Cadence Emery, Zoey Emery, and Taleah Emery. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Brent Miller and Thadd Webb were the musicians. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Timothy Emery, JR, Jeanette Emery, Trey Mooney, Richard Mooney, A.C. Simpson.



Name: Michael & Celeste Frisby
Message: We are sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Betty will truly be missed by many.

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Brenda Harcrow Blackwell
Message: Betty was a dear friend to many of us. She always had a big smile and a friendly hello. God bless all of you. ❤️

Name: Robert& Laverne Laster

Name: Denver Hayes Hines Jeffers
Message: My deepest sympathy to the family. She was loved by everyone and will be missed.

Name: Marjorie Hendrix
Message: Such sad news. As a friend and classmate we shared many happy times. Betty will remain is our memories. God be with you now!

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Name: William, Toni & Brent Miller
Message: You all are in our prayers.

Name: Lynda Herring
Message: Alton and Family ,I am so sorry about ,my Friend , Betty passing She has always been a Friend to me .Such an Awesome Lady .Love to all of you !

Name: Midge McGinnis
Message: Alton and family. We are so sorry for your loss.May God be with you now and in the daye to come.

Name: Kay Murphy
Message: We will miss this grand lady who made us laugh when we were sad and held us tight when we needed strength to get through tough times. We love her and will miss her. Heaven just became a happier place because of Mom 2.

Name: Pam Hoskins
Message: Our prayers with all of you

Name: Betty and Janice Ivey
Message: She was such a dear and sweet lady She will be missed Prayers for family

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am at a loss for words hearing of the death of this sweet lady. My deepest sympathy to Alton and the family.

Name: Donna & Ron Farrer
Message: Alton, girls and Timothy, and families, we are so sorry for your loss of this great lady! She always brought a smile to us!

Name: Bennie Ryburn III
Message: Alton, Sorry to hear of your loss, praying for you and your family.

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: May Godís peace be with you all during this time.

Name: Sherry Glennon Starks
Message: Alton, My heart aches for you. Betty was a shining light to everyone. Iím praying for you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort . Love you!

Name: Louise Wadley
Message: My heart if broken for all of you. Only a few days ago she called and we talked about you guys coming to visit me. I will miss her so very much.

Name: Nancy Burrow
Message: Mrs. Betty was such a special lady! She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to all of you.

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Alton, Angela, Wendy and Tracy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was a great lady and will be missed by many. You have our deepest sympathy and we will keep all of you in our prayers.

Name: Jackie Johnson
Message: I am so sorry. She was a sweet lady and friend.

Name: Karen Caldwell
Message: Alton, Angel, Wendy & all are in my thoughts and prayers. Betty was truly one of a kind and I know she will be tremendously missed. Hugs to you all.

Name: Elaine Connard
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.

Name: Laura Childress
Message: My heartfelt sympathy to Alton, Tracy and the rest of the family. Betty will be sorely missed in the bowling community. May her memory be a blessing to all of you.

Name: Trudy Loerzel
Message: I am so shocked to see this on my facebook page. I will be there on Thursday

Name: Jamie Ferrell Jones
Message: So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Rachel Earley
Message: Wendy, You and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We love you very much.

Name: Connie Lawrence
Message: My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Betty taught me many things as I learned the different roles and responsibilities needed to be an Officer in the various bowling associations. God Bless and may you Rest In Peace.

Name: Brenda Hegler
Message: God has received a precious angel with a million dollar smile. We will miss her dearly. My heart is sadden and my prayers go out Mr.Alton and family. I love you, but God loves you more.

Name: Andrew Hegler
Message: Sorry for your loss and she will be missed. Sending prayers for the family.

Name: Chris and Heather Perry

Name: Lou Shell
Message: I am so sorry for your loss, she will be missed. Prayers for your comfort.

Name: Roxanne Harper
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was very special to us Travel Leaguers. She will be missed. Love and hugs to you all.

Name: Stepanie and Katheryn Eubanks
Message: we are sending hugs and prayers during this difficult time. love you guys!!

Name: Donovan Lambert
Message: Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing Mrs. Betty. My condolences to Alton and family.

Name: Gina Beck Craig
Message: Uncle Alton and Family, So sorry to hear about Aunt Betty. See will be missed dearly. All of you will be in our prayers. Gina Beck Craig, Norma Richards Beck and Lisa Beck Robinson and families.

Name: Brenda Thompson
Message: Betty was a light where ever she went. I always loved visiting with her and Alton. My prayers are with all the family. She will be missed.

Name: Clare Ortiz
Message: I will miss you so much,momma Betty!!! RIP. GOD I ask that you watch over this family. Give them peace and understanding. Amen

Name: Thomas Hogue
Message: Sorry for your loss she will be missed

Name: Tammy Hensley

Name: Malinda Butler
Message: I am so sorry for the Richard familyís sudden loss. I only met Betty once, and she was a sweet and smart lady. My daughter (Brittany) who dates her grandson Trey Mooney, loved her very much. Mr. Alton and the rest of their family will be in my prayers for a long time.