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Betty Mashburn Presley

Betty Mashburn Presley

Betty Mashburn Presley , longtime resident of Little Rock, died Thursday, August 9, 2007. She was born in Valdosta, GA on September 6, 1918, to William Hampton Mashburn and Pearl Jones Mashburn. She was a graduate of Little Rock High School, attended Little Rock Junior College, Hendrix College, and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

She was a professional educator with 25 years of service in Pulaski County Special School District as a math teacher and supervisor. She was a member of Mabelvale Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Lakeside Country Club for much of her life. She and her husband, Carl Presley were residents at Lakeside Country Club until Carl’s death in 2001.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 62 years, Carl Presley.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanie Presley Crouch (Joe) and Sue Clark Lamb (Tom), three grandchildren Jeana Stout (Michael), Deana Head (Dewey) and Jerrod Crouch (Nicole), David Lamb (Jennifer), Brian Lamb and 6 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home. www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.



Condolence Book

"My sympathy to both of you and your family for the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of her from Mabelvale.

Sorry to have to connect with you this way. May God wrap his loving arms around both of you and your families during this time of loss.

Libby Carter Gray and Leon Gray"

Libby Carter Gray | Little Rock, AR | lgray@arumc.org

"How sorry we are to learn of your loss.....it is our loss, also. We remember so many of the good times, so long ago, now. Please know we keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.....

Ann Johnston Henson, Vicki Hoffman, Jim Henson, and Terry Henson, and our Families..."

Ann Henson and Family | Conway, AR | Thoff1951@conwaycorp.net

"Jeanie and Sue,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your Mom. She will always remain in our memory of growing up in Mabelvale.
May God comfort you in your loss."

Richard & Virginia Morehart | Orange Beach, AL |

"Sue, Jeanie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was like another parent to me growing up around the corner in Cloverdale and having her for a teacher 4 years in a row. She was a blessing to all her students, as I know she was to you. She will be missed. Even though I can't be there, know that you are in my heart and prayers.
Much love,
Nancy"

Nancy Birkhead Clark | Tallahassee, FL | nancy.clark@med.fsu.edu

"A beautiful lady and a great teacher. She never gave me the "F" I deserved in ninth grade geometry. She will truly be missed by many of her former students."
Max Mellinger | Mabelvale, AR, AR | dmellinger@windsordoor.com

"I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Presley was a wonderful teacher and role model. She leaves a tremendous legacy. She was loved by many and will be remembered. So many of the alumni have said wonderful things about her.

Dee Dibal, Secretary
Crimson Lions Alumni Association"

Dee Dibal | Kansas City, KS | DeeDibal@aol.com

" Mrs. Presley was one of the greatest teachers and inspirations we had at McClellan High School. She was always there to help and Jim credits her classes with giving him the foundation to get through Plebe Math at West Point. She touched a great many lives in a positive way.
Our deepest sympathy is with her entire family. God bless and comfort you all in this time of sorrow."

Jim and Sharon Schroeder | Evans, Georgia | jamestschroeder@comcast.net

"Sue, I was very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It is especially hard to lose your mother. My sincere sympathy. Helen "
helen atkinson | huntsville, AR | xwarden@madisoncounty.net

"Dear Sue,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful teacher (one of my favorite's) and a great person. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Jo Ann"

Larry and Jo Ann Harris | Lonsdale, AR | joanngaga@yahoo.com

"To the family of Betty Presley,
I wanted to express my sincere condolences. You must be feeling a lot of pain and grief at this time. I am very sorry for your loss.
In dealing with my personal loss of family and friends in death I have found one thing to be truly comforting. That is the Bible's promise of a resurrection. I would like to share that with you in hopes that it will bring you comfort as well.
Jesus said at John 5:28,29, "The hour is coming in which all those in their memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Jesus used the expression "memorial tombs" because God's memory is involved. He can remember every detail of each of our dead loved ones. And it is not just that he can remember. He wants to do so. Regarding the wonderful prospect of the resurrection Job said of God, "If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?...You (God)will call and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning." (Job 14:14,15) If God "yearns" to see our loved ones alive again we can be sure that he will resurrect them.
Although there is no way to completely erase the pain and grief, thinking on scriptures like these can help us cope. I hope you will gain comfort.
Sincerely,
Amy Smith"

amy smith | beebe, AR | skuf14@hotmail.com

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