Betty Mae Eubanks
November 3, 1921 – September 19, 2013
Betty Carty Eubanks, 91, passed away Thursday, September 19, in Little Rock. She was born in Mulberry on November 3, 1921, to Fred Hudson and Mae Kizer Carty. As a young woman, Betty attended Mrs. Dove’s Finishing School and Draughon’s Business College in Fort Smith. Through mutual friends, Betty met Ralph T. Eubanks in Mulberry. Betty and Ralph were married on October 31, 1943. They were married for 63 years. Survivors include two children, Linda and husband Joe Umphress of Cordova, Tennessee, and Ralph C. and his wife Margo Eubanks of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Ashley Ward and her husband Chris of Hernando, Mississippi, and James Eubanks of Little Rock; as well as three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Avery and Addalyn Grace Ward. She also is survived by a sister, Mary D. Carty of Mulberry, and a brother, Jim Carty of Collinsville, Oklahoma. She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Ralph T. Eubanks, and a brother, John Carty.
A highlight of her life was working for the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She also took great joy in Homemakers Clubs and Garden Clubs wherever she lived. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, and was active in Presbyterian Women and the Henker Friendship Sunday School Class.
Betty traveled extensively with her husband, Ralph, following his retirement. Their deep interest in traveling – particularly to foreign countries – opened up a whole new world for them. She especially enjoyed the trip they took to Turkey.
Betty will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother – sweet and kind, yet with an independent spirit. She enjoyed flower arranging and cooking, and passed on her love of cooking to both her daughter and son.
Betty moved to Parkway Village in 2007. The family wishes to thank her loving caregivers and Arkansas Hospice.
A memorial service celebrating Betty’s life will take place at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 27 at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, followed by a 4:00 p.m. graveside service at the New Cemetery in Mulberry, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Second Presbyterian Church, Easter Seals Arkansas and CareLink.
- Graveside Service Friday, September 27, 2013
Betty Mae Eubanks
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September 29, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Linda, your mom and dad were such dear folks. I treasure the memories I have from my childhood with them. I was the one blessed by having known both of them. Peace be with you and your family during these difficult times.
John & Nancy Russ
September 27, 2013
Nancy and I appreciated and valued our friendship with Mrs. Eubanks during her years in Little Rock. She loved her family and talked about them frequently with us. She readily showed us with pride any recent family pictures she had received. She enjoyed reminiscing about the trips to Europe she and Dr. Eubanks made.
We will miss Mrs. Eubanks, but we will cherish our memories of her. We are grateful for her life and that she shared part of her journey with us.
May you experience the healing presence of God in the midst of your profound loss.
September 26, 2013
I am so sorry about your loss. I was mrs. Eubanks hairdresser in pensacola for twenty years and I feel so sad that she is gone. She was the sweetest kindest person and friend. I have missed her for a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 26, 2013
I was saddened to read about your Mom's passing. I started thinking about all the many years and wonderful times we had together. I especially enjoyed our visits when she would bring alterations for me to do. Please know that I will always have a special place in my heart for both of them. Sincerely, Carolyn (Fields) Baker