Bettye DeVonne McElhanon, 82, of North Little Rock passed away on August 8, 2020. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on January 11, 1938 to the late Rush D. Faulkner and Lois Emily Faulkner-Irby.
She was a 1955 North Little Rock High School graduate who was a cheerleader and enjoyed dancing. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Friendship Baptist Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She was very active and believed in volunteering her time to organizations such as the North Little Rock Junior League, First United Methodist Church and Friendship Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was her family, her grandchildren and being with everyone at family gatherings.
She is preceded in death by her brother Jim Faulkner.
Bettye leaves the love of her life and husband of 60 years, Jewel (Joe) Wayne McElhanon; her children Gregg McElhanon and Shelly McElhanon Rankin (Zane); her grandchildren Matthew McElhanon, Carson Rankin and Bridger Rankin; her siblings Mackey Faulkner (Alyce) and Robert Faulkner (Nita); sister-in-law Brenda Faulkner; many extended family and friends will miss her dearly.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 10150 Brockington, Sherwood, Arkansas, 72120
Family will be hosting a private service.
Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72176. 501-982-3400.