Betty McMurray Retherford

Betty McMurray Retherford

Betty McMurray Retherford, 77, of Dumas passed away on September 16, 2015 at Pine Bluff.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dumas, the Desha County Museum and Delta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She retired after 42 years as assistant superintendent secretary with the Dumas Public Schools.

Mrs. Retherford was bornon  March 25, 1938 in Winnsboro, Louisiana and was the daughter of the late, John and Lillie Mae Nichols McMurray.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Roy “Buck” Bruce and David Retherford; and a son Charles Retherford.

Survivors are two grandsons, Dustin Retherford of White Hall and John David Retherford of Dumas; two brothers, Tommy McMurray of Minden, Louisiana and James McMurray of Gilbert, Louisiana; three sisters, Linda Waller of Winnsboro, Louisiana, Jean Crain of Columbia, Louisiana and Judy Talley of Minden, Louisiana; and one great grandson, Dawson Retherford.

Visitation will be held on September 18 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on September September 19 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church Dumas with Rev. Dubs Byers officiating.

Memorials may be made to Desha County Museum, P.O. Box 141, Dumas, Arkansas 71639.