Mrs. Bettye Jean Horne, age 93 of Gurdon, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Mrs. Horne was a native of Sevier County and De Queen, Arkansas, and was born on June 24, 1924, to Dr. Richard C. Dickinson and Belle (Gray) Dickinson. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gurdon, where she served on numerous committees and she was a licensed funeral director for the State of Arkansas. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and also held a clinical pathology degree from the National Association of Clinical Pathology in Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Horne and her late husband, Autrey, founded the Horne Funeral Home in Gurdon, in 1953. They worked side by side until they sold the business in 1990. She was a former Secretary and Treasurer of Horne Burial Association and was a former officer and director of the Fidelity Standard Life Insurance Company. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Richard C. and Belle Dickinson; her three brothers, Dr. Roger C. Dickinson, Dr. Bill Dickinson and Dr. Gordon Gray Dickinson; and a sister, Juanita Dean.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Box and husband, Dr. James Box of Little Rock; her sister, Flo Dickinson of Horatio; two grandchildren, Tyler Box of Little Rock and Whitney Foster of Little Rock; and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Olivia Foster.
Visitation is one hour before the service, starting at 9:30am on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at First United Methodist Church.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at First United Methodist Church 2nd and Walnut St. Gurdon, AR. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online guest register: http://www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com/