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Betty Louise (Davis) Rackley

August 3, 1939 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 81)


Mrs. Rackley's family chapel service will live-stream beginning about 1:45PM this afternoon.  This LINK will take you to our Facebook page where the feed can be viewed.  Be aware that Facebook may mute certain portions of the live-stream where music is played in order to stay in compliance with copyright regulations.  Please be patient and the audio will resume following the song.  A copy of her memory folder is also available at the link below.


Betty Louise Rackley, 81, of Russellville, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Fort Smith.  The daughter of Woodrow and Pauline Josephine (Franklin) Davis, she was born August 3, 1939, in Oxnard, California.

Louise was a homemaker, but also worked 15 years in food preparation with the Russellville School District.  She was a member of the ARDOT Retirement Association where her late husband worked.  She was a faithful member of the Maple Springs Free Will Baptist Church where she served as the Sunday School Secretary and Church Pianist.  She enjoyed cooking, piano music (gospel & hymns), and spending time with grandchildren & family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Norman Glyn Rackley; and two sisters, Linda Schiermeyer and Josephine Davis.

She is survived by her son, Perry Rackley (Lorie) of Dover; her daughter, Gwen Dorrough (Gary) of Dardanelle; three grandsons: Carlin Rackley, Davis Dorrough & Lucas Dorrough; her granddaughter, Andrea Whitbey (Chad); three great grandchildren: Abby Eakin (Tyler), Nicole Whitbey and Parker Whitbey; a great great granddaughter, Eden Louise Faith; a step great grandson, Cloud Eakin; four sisters:  Lorene McDonald, Gerri Davis, Lois Ross & Lula Harmon (Bill); and many other relatives.

A private family funeral service will be held at Humphrey Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 9, with a live-stream beginning about 1:45PM for friends.  Burial will be at Ball Hill Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service with Rev. David Downum officiating.  Memorials may be made to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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 Memory Folder


October 9, 2020

3:00 PM

Private Service


Gideons International
PO Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251

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