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Obituary for Betty Jean Kilby

Betty Jean (Lambert) Kilby, 88, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away September 25, 2017. She was born August 3, 1929, in Paron, Arkansas, to Olan Thomas and Gaytha (Breshears) Lambert. Betty was a member of Center Fork Baptist Church and worked for Southwestern Bell for over 20 years.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 50 years, Von Kilby; brothers, Eudell, Morris, James; sister, Vonda Easterland; and grandson, Curt Clark.

Survivors include son, Gary Kilby; daughter, Melia Garey (Bart); grandchildren, Amy North (Jim), Leah Garey (Tom Walthousen), Amanda Thompson (Greg), Will Garey, Kyle Kilby (Kathy), Natalie Lawrence (Joel), Hannah Garey; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with a celebration of Betty’s life immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lynn Baxter officiating.

Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Gary Kilby, Bart Garey, Will Garey, Kyle Kilby, Tom Walthousen, and Joel Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Fork Baptist Church.

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913





2:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913


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