Betty Jo Cole, 80, of Alma passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and retired receptionist for Dr. Jean Medlock in Alma and a charter member of Alma Heights Missionary Baptist Church. She was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Mulberry to the late Gervis C. and Louise (Moore) Fisher.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Chapel in Alma with interment at New Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Don Cole of the home; four daughters, Rhonda Thomas and husband Billy of Alma, Suzy Ferguson and husband David of Alma, Ann Coody and husband Steve of Alma and Janet Carter and husband John of Texarkana, Ark.; one son, Don Cole and wife Nancy of Roland; two sisters, Dorothy Yeager of Mulberry and Paula Dozier and husband Duncan of Charleston; two brothers, C.G. Fisher and wife Phyllis of Mulberry and Barry Fisher and wife Beverly of Panama; 14 grandchildren, Christina, Joshua and Matthew Cole, LeeAnn and Marc Miranda, Andrew Thomas and wife Mona, John Thomas and wife Cindy, Kristin Wagner and husband Steven, Katelyn Ferguson, Kelby Taylor and husband Paxton, Ryan Coody, Brianna Shackleford and husband Bradley, Drake Carter and wife Amber and Mattison Carter; and five great-grandchildren, Genevieve Miranda, Cara Thomas, Jacob Thomas, Maximus Shackleford and Kayson Carter.
Pallbearers will be Billy Thomas, David Ferguson, Steve Coody, John Carter, Aaron Jones and Jason Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Southall and Bobby Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alma Heights Children Ministries, P.O. Box 546, Alma, AR 72921; or Crawford County Extension, 105 Pointer Trail W., Van Buren, AR 72956.