Betty Jo Allwhite Niva, 84, of Mindenvdied Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Arcadia. She was born September 27, 1930 in Idable, Oklahoma. Betty was the daughter of Lewis and Lula Allwhite. She grew up in Emmett, Arkansas, and graduated from Hope High School in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and husband Fred Niva.
Betty’s survivors include her son, Lewis Niva and his wife Joyce of Ringgold; daughter, Leslie Taylor and her husband Mike of Gary, Texas and Susan Williams and her husband Tommy of Tomball, Texas; six grandchildren, Chase and Jordan Williams, Micah and Mitchell Taylor, Chad and Phildon Gray; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Dillon and Claire Gray and Jacob Williams; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Betty was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Minden. She worked several years at Evergreen Services, and retired after 20 years of service at the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.
A memorial service for Betty will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Minden with the the Rev. Brian Mercer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Children’s Building Fund.