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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Helen Jewel Bectol

September 20, 1926June 12, 2019
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Helen Bectol, 92, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in a local hospital. She was born September 20, 1926 in Lucas, AR to the late Lewis and Nancy Shackleford Bobbitt. She was a member of Cavanaugh Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Mitchell; her second husband, Virgil Bectol; and her six brothers.

She is survived by her son, Donnie Mitchell and wife Margaret of Spiro, OK; daughters, Shirley Golofski and husband Marty of Fort Smith, Betty Hale of Greenwood, Patricia Mitchell of Fort Smith and Joyce Dodson and husband Glen of Erick, OK; step-daughter, Patricia Brandt and husband Dave of Addieville, IL; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Edwards Funeral Home with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Viewing will be 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

To place online tributes, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Harold Mitchell, First husband
  • Virgil Bectol, Second husband
  • Donnie Mitchell and wife Margaret, Son
  • Shirley Golofski and husband Marty, Daughter
  • Betty Hale, Daughter
  • Patricia Mitchell, Daughter
  • Joyce Dodson and husband Glen, Daughter
  • Patricia Brandt and husband Dave, Step-daughter
  • Nancy Shackleford Bobbitt, Mother
  • Lewis Bobbitt, Father
  • Helen is also preceded in death by her six brothers. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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JoAnn Carter

June 13, 2019

Shirley, I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss and the grief I know you are feeling.

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Biography

Helen Bectol, 92, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in a local hospital. She was born September 20, 1926 in Lucas, AR to the late Lewis and Nancy Shackleford Bobbitt. She was a member of Cavanaugh Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Mitchell; her second husband, Virgil Bectol; and her six brothers.

She is survived by her son, Donnie Mitchell and wife Margaret of Spiro, OK; daughters, Shirley Golofski and husband Marty of Fort Smith, Betty Hale of Greenwood, Patricia Mitchell of Fort Smith and Joyce Dodson and husband Glen of Erick, OK; step-daughter, Patricia Brandt and husband Dave of Addieville, IL; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Edwards Funeral Home with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Viewing will be 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

To place online tributes, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com