Betty Doggett, 71, of Monticello, died on September 21, 2018 at St. Vincent Infirmary.

She was born on February 13, 1947 at Malvern and was the daughter of the late Dewitt “Dude” and Billy Overton.

Mrs. Doggett was a wife, mother, pastor, teacher, mentor, counselor, giver, and a great friend and help to those who knew her. She and her late husband, Larry Doggett, were the founders of Life Church in Monticello where she taught children’s church and played the piano.

Mrs. Doggett was also the assistant director of the Senior Citizens Center in Monticello and volunteered at Monticello Christian Academy, teaching children to read by bribing them with Fritos.

In her free time, Mrs. Doggett canned, dehydrated, or freeze-dried anything that didn’t move.

She loved and enjoyed her life. She was a walking testimony for God of excellence, character, honor, humility, and integrity.

Mrs. Doggett is survived by her daughter, Kelly Word and husband, Josh, of Monticello; a son, Ronnie Doggett, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Tommy Overton and wife, Polly, and Donny Overton and his wife, Carolyn, of Malvern; a sister, Brenda Maracle of Malvern; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Williams and husband, Roy, of Warren; and a host of family, church family, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Life Church, located at 910 Old Warren Road in Monticello.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Anthony Williams officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.

Memorials may be made to the Life Church Building Fund, PO Box 1004, Monticello, AR 71657. Life Church was the dream of Larry and Betty Doggett, and their family is working to make sure that their legacy continues.