Betty Joe Scism

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Betty Joe Scism, of Pilot Point, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Denton Regional Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1926, to James and Lula Mae Craigg Barnes in Sulpher Springs, Arkansas. She married Joseph Scism, March 31, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Visitation will be held at the Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Pilot Point from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. A funeral service will be on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., also at the Slay Chapel in Pilot Point with the Rev. Bob Joyce officiating. Burial will follow at Belew Cemetery.

Survivors include her three sons, Woodrow and wife Star Scism of Siloam Spring, Arkansas, Randal Scism and April Holtzman of Collinsville, Darrell and wife Dovie Scism of Denton; daughter, Crystal and husband Lucas Lawson of Pilot Point; nephew, Chuck Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Josephine Scism of Westville, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and, nineteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Larry Gene Scism. Online condolences may be shared at

Services are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center, Pilot Point.

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