May Belle Petty

May Belle Petty

May Belle Petty, 73, of Eudora, passed away on January 25, 2015.

She was born on November 21, 1941 in Eudora and was the daughter of the late Mike and Elsie Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Owen Purvis; her sister, Mary-Dean; and her brother, Jimmy.

She is survived by her husband Ernie Petty; her son, Charles Purvis (Susan) of Eudora; three daughters, Rebecca Sibert (Joe) of Springdale; Barbara Berry (Ronald) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Peggy Fox (Rodney) of Modesto, California; three brothers, Raymond Smith of Geronimo, Oklahoma, Mike Smith, Jr. of Eudora; and Lonnie Smith of Marshall, Texas; four sisters, Syble Schneider of Swansea, Illinois, Katy Ostrowski of Kilborne, Louisiana, Vivian Coddington of Portales, New Mexico, and Diana Barley of Warren; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and 24 nieces and nephews.

Visitation is January 30 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services will be held on January 31 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Eudora.