Memorial services for Betty Jo Blanton, 51, of Brownwood, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Victory Life Chapel with Brother Reese Shafer officiating. She was cremated under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.

Mrs. Blanton passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, with loved ones by her side.

Betty Jo Huffstetler was born on Sept. 6, 1960, in Lake Village, Ark., to Bonner Huffstetler and Louise Yelvington Huffstetler. She was married to Sidney Charles Blanton on May 7, 2005, in Little Rock.

Betty loved children and working with arts and crafts. She also enjoyed baking pastries and desserts for her friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Eudora Baptist Church and Victory Life Church and had lived in Brownwood since 2007, moving here from Little Rock.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Charlie Blanton of Brownwood; mother, Louise Huffstetler of Oak Grove, La.; two brothers, Clifton Huffstetler of Sedona, Ariz., and Greg Huffstetler of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sisters, Kathy McDaniel of Oak Grove, La., and Judith Kellebrew of Greenville, Miss.; mother and father-in-law, Beverly and John Beatly of Lake Brownwood; brother-in-law Paul Sturdivant and wife Jerra, of Snyder; and her beloved "baby boy" Elmo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bonner Huffstetler; and two brothers, Danny Huffstetler and Robert Huffstetler.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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