Betty Faye Johnson Haynie

Obituary Notice

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 Hospital.

Register Book

  • Betty will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to her loving family.
    Mary & John Green
    Maumelle, Arkansas
  • 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.
    Pat McClelland 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Anne Brown
    Nashville, Arkansas 
  • 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 
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Kim & Haynie Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. With deepest sympathy, 
    Jon & Katey Hobbs
    Wildwood, Missouri
  • 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
    Conway, Arkansas
  • Jackie Trent
    Conway, Arkansas