Betty Jean Summitt, 80, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Kennett passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Craighead Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Osceola, Ark., to the late William Henry "Bill" and Daisy Kemp Chatham. Mrs. Summitt worked many years as secretary at Southland School. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathie Lomax, of Jonesboro; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kendra and Blake McFarland and Natasha and Jeremy Hawkins, all of Jonesboro; two grandsons, Kyle Lomax and wife, Kass, of Jonesboro and Aaron Summitt, of Michigan; a brother and his wife, Bill and Mary Chatham, of Pearland, Texas, and six great-grandchildren, Katie Lomax, Kaysen Lomax, Kruz McFarland, Ayden Qualls, Rylan Hawkins, and Ace Summitt.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Eugene "Bud" Summitt; a son, Randall Eugene Summitt; a daughter, Cynthia Renea Caraway, and a daughter-in-law, Leslie Summitt.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., today, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette, Ark.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Antioch Church of Christ in Cardwell, Mo., with Kelly Wright officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cardwell Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Kyle Lomax, Blake McFarland, Kelly Wright, Cliff Cupp and Allen Williams.
Lasting memorials may be given to the Antioch Church of Christ of Cardwell.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Summitt family at