Elizabeth Collene "Beth" Simpson, 13, was born April 9, 1993, and died at her home March 25, 2007.
She is survived by her parents, Dewayne and Tina Simpson; her sister, Laura Simpson of the home; her grandparents, Girtman and Colene Lewis of Cave City and Mary Elizabeth Howe of Jonesboro and the late Gary Simpson and Don Howe; an aunt and uncle, Gina and Roger Myers of Cave City; an uncle, Greg Simpson of Jonesboro; cousins, Typhanie Franke and husband Gavin of Cave City, Megan Martin and husband Trent of Mountain View, Robbie Myers of Jonesboro, Alli Shands and Abri Franke of Cave City. She is also survived by her dog Trixie, her beloved cat Possum, her horse Sonny and the crippled baby calf. Also surviving is her very best friend, Jessie Hufstedler, of Pocahontas and many other relatives and friends, especially all living animals. Funeral services were held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City on March 29 with Bro. Robbie Horne and Bro. Ron Canard officiating. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery located east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Pallbearers were Bob Hufstedler, Jeff Hufstedler, Johnny Tutor, Marty Morgan, Richard Cruthis and Philip Ives. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Staggs, Cass Burrow, Jan Warrell, Todd Price, James Bristow and Gavin Franke. Also serving as pallbearers were the Cave City Junior High School eighth grade class and sponsors, the Cave City High School senior class and sponsors, and members of the NAWA Horseshow Association.