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— Olene Peterson

Estha Olene DeLamar Peterson, 87, of Camden, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Ouachita County Medical Center.

Olene was born on July 15, 1931, in Manning, Arkansas, to Gail Lee and Oleta David DeLamar. She attended high school in Sparkman, Arkansas. Olene was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church of Camden. She had a long career with Walmart from which she retired. Later in life, Olene was a nursery attendant at Grace Baptist Church and loved every minute of it. Her greatest joys in life were keeping and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Olene loved her family and found great joy in being with them.

Olene was preceded in death by her husbands, LB Bettis and Travis Peterson; as well as her sisters, Betty Matthews and Judy Abbott.

Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Maurice (Susan) and Terry (Carol) Bettis; and step-daughter, Patti Stanley; two granddaughters, Natalee Nuckols (Todd) and Andrea (Brandon); her grandson, Landon Bettis (Kate); step-grandson, TJ Nipp; two great grandsons, Hayden and Henry Livingston; and two sisters, Doris Mann and Paula Jackson.

Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the DeLamar Cemetery in Manning. Bro. Jimmy Burks will officiate the service.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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