Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Dulaney Held passed away on September 14, 2018. She was born on January 25, 1921 in Coffeeville, Mississippi to John Bonds (Boss) Dulaney and Mayfred Upchurch Dulaney. The family moved to Earle when she was a small child where her father became a farmer and cotton buyer. She graduated from Earle High School and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Frances Dulaney Taylor, Carolyn Dulaney Minieris, John Bonds Dulaney, Jr. and Thomas Mayfield Dulaney; husband, Raymond Held and sons, Raymond Held, Jr. and David Dulaney Held. She is survived by her daughter, Kittye Mason (William); grandchildren, William Jeffrey Mason (Erin), Lydia Caldarera, Lauren Evans, B.J. Held and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews, Dudley Taylor of Waco, Texas, Louise Stewart of Napels, Florida, Cheryl Clapper of Ballwiin, Missouri and John Dulaney, III of Ballwin, Missouri.
The family extends our appreciation to the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing and Rehabilitation and to Arkansas Hospice for their devoted care and encouragement. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home.