GREENWOOD - Betty Taylor Thompson, age 92, died on Thursday January 16, 2014 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was born on October 1, 1921 to the late Willie and Alice (Wood) Taylor in Carroll County and resided in the Greenwood area most of her life. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters, three brothers, and a great grandson. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Funeral Services were held on January 19 at 2:00 p.m. at graveside in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Carroll County, with Rev. Lanny Haley and Rev. Glen Waller officiating. Burial was in Calvary Baptist Cemetery. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were David Thompson, Tony Bennett, Christopher Jones, and Lynn Haley.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Haley of Greenwood; a son, Jimmy Bailey of Greenwood; two sisters, Marene Wittkopf of O'Conner, Wisc. and Kathleen Mullins of Pearl; and a brother, Fred Taylor of Grenada.
The family wishes a special thanks to Dr. Walter Moses, Juanita Hill, the staff of Mid Delta Home Health, and the staff of AMG Specialty Hospital. Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.williamsandlord. com.