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Bettie Lou Thomas

June 9, 1931 December 4, 2018
Bettie Lou Thomas
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Obituary for Bettie Lou Thomas

Bettie Lou Thomas, 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away December 4, 2018. She was born June 9, 1931, in DeQueen, Arkansas, to Frank and Faye (Colvin) Hayes. Bettie was such a sweet, loving mother, and a wonderful example of a Christian. She taught her three daughters to love the Lord as much as she did. Bettie was a lifelong member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her stepfather was an Adventist minister. Bettie was a retired LPN nurse and worked 15 years in the ER at the old St. Joseph Hospital. Her nursing career continued after that for several more years at different locations until she retired in 2009.

Bettie was a go-getter to say the least. She raised her girls, kept house and was a great cook all while working full time. Bettie often helped right alongside her husband on their 40 acre cattle farm. She loved her church family and friends. Bettie liked to take drives or go out to eat. One of her favorite places to go was Brown’s Country Restaurant. In her later years, Bettie was happy just to spend quality time with her family at home. Her hobbies included enjoying the pets, watching old TV favorites, and her westerns.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, A.G. Haughey; and husband, Vernon Thomas.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Burroughs, Janet Thomas, Annette Garner (Jimmy); and step-grandchildren, Dylan and Christian Garner.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

A celebration of Bettie’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Morning Star Cemetery with Pastor Ron Ray officiating.

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3:00 PM 12/9/2018 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/9/2018 5:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States





2:00 PM 12/10/2018 2:00:00 PM
Morning Star Cemetery

Spring Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Morning Star Cemetery
Spring Street Hot Springs 71901 AR
United States

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