Betty Frances Carpenter Griffin, 83, of Star City died on December 26, 2016 at Gardner Nursing Center in Star City.

She was born May 9, 1933 in Ashley County to the late Lem and Kate Rowe Carpenter. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Floyd and Jessie Carpenter; and a sister, Vivian Harris.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Strickland of Bossier City, Louisiana and Bernie Strickland of Pine Bluff; a brother, Lloyd Carpenter of Monticello; three sisters, Audrey Harris of Warren, Dorothy Weesel Carter of Crossett and Pat Smith of Monticello; five grandchildren, Latasha Nave, Bernie Strickland, Jr., Becky Strickland, Richard Strickland and Ricky Edgin; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on December 28 at 10 a.m. at Drake Cemetery with Bro. Don Borland officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.