Mrs. Betty Jean Cagle, born July 7, 1931, went to be with the Lord at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
She attended Boughton and Prescott Schools. On Aug. 2, 1949, she married Roy Gant Cagle of Prescott. She later attended Henderson State University and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After several years of teaching elementary school in Prescott, she and her husband moved to Juneau, Alaska, where she taught in the school system as a reading specialist.
Following 13 years in Juneau, she and Roy retired and returned to their hometown of Prescott. She was a devoted Christian, attended Central Baptist Church and taught a ladies’ Sunday School class. Having no children of her own, she dearly loved her pets.
For many years she and her husband, Roy Gant Cagle, owned and operated the Hildebrand’s Station in Redland Community. Betty loved writing poems about the people in her life and recently published her own book of poetry entitled “Waves of Yesterday.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Baker; and seven sisters.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Roy Cagle; her sister-in-law, Lola Cagle of Hot Springs; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 26, at Central Baptist Church with Bro. Perry Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery, Prescott. Arrangements were by Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 25, at Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott. Online condolences and guestbook can be found at www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.