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Betty R. Roark, 50
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Betty R. Roark, 50, of McMinnville died Sunday, June 2 at Cumberland Medical Center after an extended illness.
Betty was born in McMinnville on Dec. 13, 1962, the daughter of Mary E. (Nunley) Winningham of McMinnville and the late Whaler Stevens.
She was a member of Free Will Baptist Church of Pikeville and was a factory worker.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by longtime companion, Oscar Alvarez of McMinnville; daughter, Elizabeth Y., and husband Markcus Boren of Lebanon; son Joel J. Roark of Lebanon; sister, Phyllis, and husband Vernon Dewesse of Pikeville; five brothers, Terry G. Neal of McMinnville, Johnny K., and wife Wanda Neal of McMinnville; Charles R. Stevens of McMinnville, Phillip L. Stevens of McMinnville; Robert E. Stevens of McMinnville; four grandchilden, Taylor E. Turner, Isabella R. Cantrell, Lonnie Boren, and Jaiden Cantrell.
She is to be cremated and her ashes given to her family. To sign the online guestbook, visit
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 5, 2013