Betty Lee Cecil Hays-Miller May 2, 1939 ~ February 2, 2013
Betty Lee Cecil Hays-Miller, 73, of Fayetteville died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Washington Regional Medical Center. Betty was born on May 2, 1939 in Garfield, Arkansas to her lovely Mother, Nellie Bertha Ruth Smith Hays and Father, Charles Everett Hays. She grew up in Rogers and later enjoyed gainful employment at Springdale Memorial Hospital as a Nursing Assistant and Student, and was cook at Sigma Phi Epsilon, U of A where she was able to serve then student Bill Clinton. She spent her entire adult life living in different communities all over North West Arkansas. Her hobbies and interests included volunteer work, cooking, social gatherings such as potlucks and political conventions, Sewing and Knitting, and looking after her family. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in Death by her Husband, Colesom Miller; her brother, Charles Ray Hays; two of her children, Joe Kent McCoy and Karlene (Karla) Ruthette McConnell, and her little dog Sugar. Survivors include her three daughters, Marlene Rosetta Marie Sheppard-Richardson and husband Virgil of Bella Vista, Cathlene Annette Davis of Springdale and Jacqueline (Jackie) Suzzette Young and Husband Danny of Greenland; two sons, Weston Lee Wallis and wife Jenny of Gravette and Roy Dale McCoy with wife Kathie of Springdale; thirty one grandchildren; seventeen Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. A visitation will be held from 10 – 11 AM, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at The First Free Will Baptist Church, 2617 N Crossover Rd in Fayetteville. Funeral service will follow at 11 am with Pastor Wally Vanderlip officiating. Burial will follow at Dowell Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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