Elizabeth Louise Smith (Betty) Culp, 76, a resident of De Queen, was born on February 25, 1935, in Winthrop, Ark., to Fred and Ruth Van Eman Smith. She departed this life on January 6, 2012, in Texarkana, Ark.
She is survived by five children, Liz Howell and husband Charlie of Searcy, Vicki Keener and husband Bob of Texarkana, Teresa Brewer of De Queen, James Culp of Texarkana, Lori Bristow and husband Jimmy of Redwater, Tex., and her brothers and a sister, Frederick Smith of Cross Roads, Nick Smith of Cross Roads, Curtis Smith and his wife Bessie Lee of Foreman, June Markwalter and her husband Charles of Hot Springs Village, and David Smith and wife Linda of Ashdown, eight grandchildren and their spouses, Dustin and Ginger Howell, and Drew and Audrey Chandler all of Searcy, Ark., Brooke Smith, Blaire and Kelly Harp all of De Queen, Matt and Amanda Brewer of Horatio, Mark and Lexie Brewer of Texarkana, Jayme Bristow and Jared Bristow both of Redwater, Texas, eight great-grandchildren, Hayden Harp, Laney Smith, Halle Harp, Griffin Chandler, Addison Chandler, McKenzie Smith, Hannah Howell, and Emmeline Howell and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was a faithful member of the De Queen Church of Christ where she taught the third grade class. She attended the University of Arkansas and was an avid Razorback fan. She devoted her early life to her children, then began working at age 50 and retired from Seal and Hodge Insurance Agency.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home in De Queen. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, January 9, at 3 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with James McRae, officiating the service. Her family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time on Monday. Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery, Winthrop, Ark. Pallbearers are Dustin Howell, Drew Chandler, Matt Brewer, Mark Brewer, Jayme Bristow, Jared Bristow, Kelly Harp, and Hayden Harp.