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Betty Hudson Riggins
February 12, 1935  -  September 9, 2018


Betty Hudson Riggins, age 83 of Calico Rock, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born February 12, 1935 in Calico Rock, Arkansas to U.E. and Bessie (Carrico) Hudson.
Betty graduated from Calico Rock High School in May of 1952. After graduation, she attended college at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, where she graduated in 1956. In 1955, Betty and M.T. (Pete) Riggins were united in marriage and had two children, Robert Hudson Riggins and Lori Beth Riggins.
Mrs. Riggins and her husband, Pete were both teachers in public schools throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri. After 34 years of teaching, Betty retired and began working in public relations at White River Healthcare in Calico Rock. During her adult life, Betty was involved in various organizations in the community and church. After retirement, Betty became an active member in the quilting arts. She later became affiliated with the Hill N Hollow Quilt Guild in Mountain Home, Arkansas and served as president in 2001.
Betty is survived by her son, Robert Riggins; daughter, Beth (Riggins) Jackson and her husband, Robert; four grandchildren: Bobby Riggins, Alexi Riggins, Lucas Jackson and his wife, Camille, and Ashley (Jackson) Baxter and her husband, David; two great grandchildren: Hudson Baxter and Everett Baxter; one brother, Dean Hudson and his wife Peggy, as well as eleven nieces and nephews.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, M.T. (Pete) Riggins; parents, U.E. and Bessie; three brothers: Dr. Dale Hudson of Calico Rock, Rev. Neill Hudson of Mountain Home, and Charles M. Hudson of Bakersfield, CA, and one sister, Ess Wells.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00am Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Calico Rock, Arkansas with Reverend Wayne Wood officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guest book at

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