Bettye Hackney

Bettye Hackney

September 9, 1944 - September 4, 2020
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Bettye Lynn Hager Hackney, 75, of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020. She was born September 9, 1944, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Lloyd Sophus Hager and Eugenia Russell Hager. Bettye married the love of her life, James F. Hackney Sr., on August 31, 1962. At the time of her husband’s death, they had enjoyed 52 wonderful years of marriage.

Before beginning her family, Bettye was employed as the youngest Sears & Roebuck Division Manager in the company’s history. After Sears, she was employed by International Paper Company.

Bettye left her career to take care of her three young children. She was a wonderful loving wife and mother, full of adventure, sharing her love of sewing, gardening, fishing, camping and hunting with her family. Bettye fought a courageous battle against Multiple Sclerosis for more than forty years. She was an avid supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Debbie Drake (Shannon), James F. Hackney, Jr., and Misty Gaston (Jack); six grandchildren, Jamie Lewis (Deeann), Tyler Lewis, Trey Hackney, Carrie Ballard, John Gaston and Grey Gaston; six great grandchildren, Aleecia Lewis, Zoey Lewis, Heidi Hackney, Holland Ballard, Chesny Lewis and Chandra Lewis; Sisters, Faye Freeman and Peggy Gandy, as well as many other extended family members, friends and fur babies.

Due to Covid-19, private family graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery in White Hall, Arkansas. Arrangements by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Please sign the online guestbook for the Hackney family at
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    Friday, September 11, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, September 11, 2020 10:30am
    Memorial Park Cemetery
    6707 Dollarway Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71602
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Lynn Penny Carter

Posted at 07:29pm
Debbie, Jimmy and Misty, so very sorry for the loss of your mom. We so loved all those years living beside each other as neighbors. We have such fond memories. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. ❤️ Lynn, Kim and Chris

Tanya Taylor

Posted at 10:27am
Debbie, I am sorry about the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Tanya Taylor

Posted at 10:19am
Jimmy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. Sincerely, Meleah Taylor Arnold

Sandie Henderson

Posted at 09:00pm
So sorry for your loss. Bettye was such a fun loving and involved mom. I have such fond memories of her from Broadmoor. My mom Cleo, sends her love as well.

Posted at 06:41pm
So sorry to hear about Bettye. She fought for many years. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers
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