Paris News 8 Jun 1975 pg 11 J D Bettes
J.D. Bettes COOPER — Funeral services for J. D. Bettes, 60, of Cooper, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cooper with the Rev. Richard Tatum, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Cooper, under the direction Delta Funeral Home. Mr. Bettes died at 5 p.m. Friday at McCuistion Regional Medical Center in Paris. He was born July 7, 1914 in Delta County, the son of the late Samuel Lee Bettes and Nita (Oats) Bettes. He was a cattleman and had lived in Delta County all of his life. He married Mozelle Pickens May 26,1934. Survivors include his wife of the home; his mother, Mrs. Nita Bettes of Cooper; two sons: Jerry Glenn Bettes of Houston and Sammy Joe Bettes of Cooper; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Clark of Cooper; four brothers: Marlin Bettes of Cooper, Edwin Bettes of Charleston, James Bettes of Cooper, Bobby Bettes of Cooper and seven grandchildren. Another son, Harold J. Bettes, preceded him in death in 1971.