Betty Sanders Deaton, age 69, of Arkadelphia, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. She was born April 1, 1943, the daughter of Kenneth and Addielene Bankston Sanders. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Word of Faith Outreach Church at Amity. She was one of the founders of Word of Faith Christian Outreach Center.
Survivors include two sons, Don Deaton and his wife Renee of Arkadelphia, and Lyle Deaton and his wife Wendy of Royal; one daughter, Teresa South and her husband Ralph of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Bob Sanders and his wife Orpha of Caney; two sisters, Beverly Haney and her husband Don of Malvern, and Joy Frisby and her husband John also of Malvern; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Word of Faith Outreach or American Diabetes Association. Sign the online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com.