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Betty Pearl (Hays) Colson
Jul 21, 1930 - Dec 29, 2013
Posted by Jo Aguirre

Harmon County Funeral Home

Betty Pearl Colson, age 83, of Hollis, passed away late Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Harmon Memorial Hospital, in Hollis. Mrs. Colson was born in rural Harmon County, on the family farm, on July 21, 1930, to Albert Akalee and Verona Laura (West) Hays.

At age fourteen, the family moved near Ron School where they continued farming. When Betty was sixteen, she married the love of her life, Loyde Hampton Colson, and they spent the next fifty-nine wonderful years together before his death on September 9, 2006. Establishing their first home Northeast of Hollis, Betty began cooking at Ron School until they moved to Gould in 1963, where Betty started cooking at Gould School, where she was employed for many years. In 1968, the family moved to Hollis and over the next several years, Betty cooked at the Hollis Hospital and for Hollis nursing homes. Betty loved her family and loved the Lord and supported her family and church in any way that she could. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, developing her artistic talent, cooking, especially her fantastic pies, supporting her grandchildren and their activities and watching her team, Thunder, on television.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Dorothy Mae Hays, four brothers, Raymond Hays, Kenneth Hays, Jimmy Hays and Benny Hays, and one son-in-law, Larry Ted Robinson.

She is survived by four children, Lynda Overstreet and husband Randy of Hollis, Loyd A. Colson and wife Carol of Hollis, Allen Colson and wife Rhonda of Altus and Verona Bullington and husband Mark of Gould; ten grandchildren, Cara McGee and husband Gary, Rusty Colson and wife Nora, Tara Johnson and husband Jim, Bryan Ramsey and wife Lora, Chad Robinson and wife Ashley, Jerimy Colson and wife Beverly, April Dill and husband Craig, Mark Robinson and wife Danna, Jaime Colson, and K.C. Ramsey and wife Cindy; twenty-one great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Pierce and three brothers, Nelson Hays and wife Colene of Altus, Roger Hays of Olustee and Roy Hays and wife Susie of Olustee.

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