Betty Faye Johnson Haynie
Betty Faye Johnson Haynie, age 64, of Little Rock, gracefully slipped away,
November 4, 2004, surrounded by her husband and five daughters after her 4 year
battle with cancer. Her amazing spirit and positive attitude through her
illiness has been an inspiration and example to us all. She was born in Waldron,
Arkansas, to the late Marvin D. and Grace Samuelson Johnson. She graduated from
Arkansas State Teacher's College in 3 years with a BA in English. After school
she worked for Delta Airlines as a stewardess until her marriage to Jerry Haynie
May 23, 1964. She raised 5 children as well as being an executive with the
Haynie Companies, operators of KFC and Mexico Chiquito, until her retirement in
1999. Betty was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, world traveler,
loved to garden and crochet, but especially enjoyed spending time with her
husband, grandchildren and children. Betty was loved by all who knew her and
will be greatly missed.
Betty is survived by her husband Gerald Nolen Haynie of Little Rock, 5
daughters: Jennifer Gail Hedgecock and husband John of Bentonville, Arkansas,
Lisa Marie Glidewell and husband Scott of Little Rock, Kimberly Jill Haynie of
Little Rock, Pamela Beth Johnston and husband Matthew of Little Rock, Patricia
Kelly Jones and husband Chad of Little Rock, one brother, Walter Johnson and
wife Mary of Corsicana, Texas, 5 sisters; Carolyn Heffington of Houston, Texas,
Ida Lee Lyons and husband Thomas of North Little Rock, Dorothy Heskett and
husband Phillip of Fresno, California, Estelle Summers and husband Carl of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, Anamarie Johnson of North Little Rock, and 10 grandchildren;
John Nolen, Katelyn and Loren Hedgecock, Cade, Ethan and Stephanie Jones, and
Jack, James Andrew, and Mallory Johnston.
There will be a visitation Sunday, November 7th from 5 to 7pm at Ruebel
Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service 11 a.m., Monday, November 8th at St.
James United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Fred Haustein.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brad Baltz and staff for the love and care
over the last 4 years, as well as, the special nurses and staff at Semper Care
- Betty will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to her loving family.
Mary & John Green
- I am saddened to read of Betty's death. I have many memories of working
with her when all our children were growing up. She has always been gracious
and kind to all she met and will be sadly missed. Jim and I are out of state
and will not return until late Monday. Our condolences to Lisa, Kim and
Jennifer and all of her sweet family.
Little Rock, Arkansas
- You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Our prayers go out to the Haynie family, that God grant them peace and
closure at this most difficult time.
Robert and Rose M. Joyce
- Kim & Haynie Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are
with you during this sad time. With deepest sympathy,
Jon & Katey Hobbs
- Pam and Patty, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I had no idea that
your family was battling this and I can only imagine the experience. My
prayers are with you!
Kim Munns Johnson
Little Rock, Arkansas
- Peggy Walker
North Little Rock, Arkansas
- Betty Faye and I graduated from Conway High School in 1958. I have many
fond memories of years together in high school and at ASTC. She was a kind
and beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Kathleen Purtle Whitehead
- Jackie Trent