of Benton, AR
May 26, 1926 - March 26, 2022
Bettye Virginia Lefevre Edwards, 95, of Benton died peacefully Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Des Arc Nursing Home where she had been a resident since 2009. She is a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Benton.She was born in Hermitage, AR and was one of eight children. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1944. Following World War II, she met a decorated veteran of D- Day Paul Henry Edwards. They were married in 1946 after first receiving permission for the first date. They were married 62 years had four children Paula, Craig and twins Tina and Ann. Tina died at six months from a heart condition. Mrs. Edwards was a bookkeeper for Rector, Phillips, Morse and Grobmyer Lumber. Later she, her husband, and son Craig owned and operated Chainwheel Bike Shop in Little Rock. However, her most important job was being a mother, homemaker and grandmother.She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew Jackson and Virgie Elizabeth Beeson Lefevre, her husband Paul Edwards and daughter Tina Jo. She is the last of eight siblings.She is survived by her children Paula (Wayne) Fulmer of Des Arc, Stephen Craig (Carol) Edwards of Trenton, Tx and Ann (David) Long of Benton. Her grandchildren Drs. Preston (Jenny) Fulmer of Chantilly, VA, Paul (Jessica) Fulmer of West Point, VA, Chaney (Stephanie) Edwards of Conner, WA, Chase (Anna) Edwards of Denton, TX, Parker Long of Mesa, AZ, Jessica Long (Cory Gattin) of St. Paul, MN and Madeline Long of North Little Rock, AR and great- grandchildren Kaylee Grace Edwards, Luke and Allie Fulmer, Maggie and Arthur Fulmer.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Des Arc Nursing & Rehab, 2216 W. Main St., Des Arc, AR 72040Services will be held at Roller- Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. and a visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. prior to service. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
CraigI am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Judy Wright Young
Prayers of comfort to Craig, Carol, Chaney, Chase and families.
I have worked at DANRC for 4 years and Mrs. Bettye was a joy. She was quite but she would on occasion talk and hold hands. She loved when we would sing and she would just pat my hand. She was a beautiful lady and it was a privilege to be able to be a part of her life. Thank you for sharing your precious Bettye with us.