DUMAS Betty Jane Richter Shepherd, 83 of Dumas, Ark. died on January 19, 2012 in Dumas, Ark. Mrs. Shepherd was born December 14, 1928 in Gillett, Ark.; she was the daughter of the late, Walter C. and Alta Place Richter. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shepherd taught for forty plus years and retired from the Dumas Public School system. Her husband, Gerald Shepherd preceded her in death. Survivors are son, Walter and his wife, Jaye Shepherd of Dumas, Ark. and three grandchildren Drew Shepherd of Marion, Ark., Andrew Shepherd of Dumas, Ark. and Annie and her husband, Landon Davis of Little Rock, Ark. and great grandchild, Beckett Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral services held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012, graveside at Walnut Lake Cemetery with Rev. Tandy Hanson officiating with burial following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Dumas, Ark. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home.

DUMAS Betty Jane Richter Shepherd, 83 of Dumas, Ark. died on January 19, 2012 in Dumas, Ark. Mrs. Shepherd was born December 14, 1928 in Gillett, Ark.; she was the daughter of the late, Walter C. and Alta Place Richter. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shepherd taught for forty plus years and retired from the Dumas Public School system. Her husband, Gerald Shepherd preceded her in death. Survivors are son, Walter and his wife, Jaye Shepherd of Dumas, Ark. and three grandchildren Drew Shepherd of Marion, Ark., Andrew Shepherd of Dumas, Ark. and Annie and her husband, Landon Davis of Little Rock, Ark. and great grandchild, Beckett Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral services held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012, graveside at Walnut Lake Cemetery with Rev. Tandy Hanson officiating with burial following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Dumas, Ark. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home.