Betty Claire Jackson Sample Obituary:
Funeral Date: 2/2/2006
Betty Claire Jackson Sample, age 80, of Benton, Arkansas died Monday, January 30, at Bradley County Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1926 at Monticello, Arkansas a daughter of the late James Jackson and Ida Thompson Jackson. She was co-valedictorian of her graduating class at Monticello High school. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class, Benton, was a retired medical secretary for the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital with 29 years of service and was a Hospice of Arkansas volunteer. Two husbands preceded her in death Jack L. Spencer, Jr who died March 4, 1974 and Jack Sample who died May 28, 2004. Surviving are 4 sons Dennis Charles Spencer, Kingwood, Tex, Douglas Jackson Spencer, Warren, Ark, Michael David Sample and Samuel Patrick Sample both of Benton, Ark; 1 brother Charles Jackson, Monticello, Ark; 1 sister Lucy Vaughn, Black Mountain, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren Michelle Wilson, Kellie Spencer, Mark Spencer, Cindy Langston, Rebecca Bryant, Sarah Spencer, Rachael Spencer, Justin Sample, Caty Sample, Josh Sample and Makayla Grace Sample; 6 great grandchildren. A brother James Jackson and 2 sisters Corrine Wilkerson and Agnes Linde also preceded her in death. Graveside services were 10:00 am Thursday, February 2, in Oakland Cemetery at Monticello, Arkansas with Rev. Oscar Golden and Rev. Craig Jenkins officiating. Arrangements by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were Mark Spencer, Jason Langston, Charles Jackson, Doug Bryant, Larry Sample and Billy Joe Sample. Memorials preferred to the American Red Cross or the Gideonís Society.