Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Betty Lee Atkins-McClain, age 86

Betty Lee Atkins-McClain, 86, of Newark passed away on May 18, 2020.  She was born on February 27, 1934, in Batesville, Arkansas to the late William H. and Ottie (Falice) Atkins.

She was a loving mother and friend who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling to Branson with her best friend Dorothy, and watching TV.  She worked at the White River Medical Center for many years and at Woodlawn Nursing Home as a Certified Nurse Aide.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Clarence McClain; her siblings Willene Chapman, Hubert Chapman, WT Atkins and an infant sister.

Betty leaves behind her loving son Roger McClain (Susan); her cousins and family Larry McClain, Judy McClain, Linda McClain, Jerry McClain and Montin McClain; many extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at Blue Springs Cemetery, 1301 Long Street, Newark, Arkansas.

In Betty’s honor memorials can be made to the funeral home to assist with the unexpected expenses.

In light of the current health concerns, Betty’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, there will be a limit of 50 guests, all guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Shelley Avants Posted May 20, 2020 4:28 PM

    So sorry for your loss Roger & Susan. Prayers for you and family.

  • Johnnie Baker Posted May 20, 2020 5:11 PM

    Roger, so sorry for your loss. Johnnie and Bill Baker Jr

  • Priscilla Henderson Posted May 20, 2020 5:26 PM

    Me and Mike are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you Roger&Susan and the family.

  • Gary and Janice Marshall Posted May 20, 2020 5:40 PM

    Betty will be missed! Payers for Roger and Susan!

  • Staphnie Conway Posted May 20, 2020 5:51 PM

    Roger i am deeply sorry for your loss, i loved your momma, she was a good woman.. and i enjoyed mine and her phone chats when she was with you. sending many prayers to you and susan. Love You and many prayers sent your way

  • Sheila Cook Posted May 20, 2020 7:34 PM

    So Sorry for your loss!

  • Jean Burns Posted May 21, 2020 8:57 AM

    Roger, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I pray that God will comfort you at this very difficult time in your life.

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