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Bettye Sue Moore

March 21, 1931 February 22, 2019
Bettye Sue Moore
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Bettye Sue Moore, 88, of Cotton Plant, passed away February 22nd, 2019. She was born in Woodruff County, AR to the late Rommie Moore and Bessie Parnell Moore on March 21st, 1931.
After losing her father in a tragic accident in 1967, Bettye Sue devoted her life to the Lord and helping her mother. She would continue that devotion of helping and loving others throughout her life.
Bettye Sue always had an affinity for teaching, especially children. After graduating from Cotton Plant High School in 1949, Bettye Sue studied Music Education at the two-year school Arkansas Baptist College and then completed her B.A. at the Arkansas State Teacher's College (now University of Central Arkansas). She later extended her music studies at a Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth.
After getting her degree, Bettye Sue worked at the Cotton Plant High School doing administrative duties. She would later work for Delta Plywood Corporation in Cotton Plant, a business owned and operated by her uncle, Paul Parnell, and then as a bookkeeper for Bobby Robinson’s Seed Plant, also in Cotton Plant.
Bettye Sue was very active, she attended every school and university reunion held until her health no longer allowed it and was well known for her love of music, singing, and performance arts. Bettye Sue often wrote poetry, especially birthday tributes, to family and friends. Bettye Sue served for many years as the Choir Director for the Cotton Plant First Baptist and Wiville Baptist Churches and led the music for revival services at Cotton Plant’s Methodist Church. She also performed for many community organizations and events throughout her life including the Cotton Plant Hypsion Club.
Bettye Sue loved children with a passion and had an outgoing personality with a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She taught voice lessons and presented her students in annual recitals at Cotton Plant High School, and conducted a quartet for many years. In 2012 Bettye Sue suffered a serious fall at her home, which resulted in meeting her "late-in-life" family at The Crossing at Riverside in Searcy.
Bettye Sue is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Paula Jeanne Moore. Those remaining to cherish her memory are several cousins, Lynda Hollenbeck, Hugh Moore, Bubba (Jan) Parnell, Larry Parnell, Joyce (Charles) Reeves, Pat Marshall, Paul (Jan) Parnell and Ronnie (Christine) Parnell; other cousins, Paul, Sue and Jason Campbell, Karen and Joey Brannon, Hayley (Josh) Wilcox with children Brae and Whit, Abbey Brannon (fiancé Trey Bishop), Molly Brannon, Max Brannon, and Allen, Melissa and Lucas Campbell; her family from The Crossing at Riverside, and Stephanie Randall, who became a close friend and confidante during her time in Searcy.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Cotton Plant, on Monday, March 4th with visitation beginning at 12 noon. Burial to follow at Cotton Plant Cemetery.


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