Ms. Betty Stewart joined others of her family on January 31, 2023, in her heavenly home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 19, 1933, in Gordon County to the late Olen and Mamie Bohannon Hayes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, George “Chet” Stewart; brothers and sister-in-law, George (Carolyn) Hayes and Billy Hayes; sons-in-law, Dwyatte York and Wayne McFarland; special friend, Richard Head.
For the past twenty-five years, she has been the matriarch of our family by gently, graciously, leading, and encouraging family members of all ages. She was also our family historian knowing the birthdays, anniversaries, and special events important to our family. Betty was an outstanding cook and was willing to teach our younger family members her secret tips for success.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda York and Faye McFarland; sisters and brother-in-law, Nan (Billy) Barnette and Marjorie Tolbert; grandchildren, Stuart York, Jason (Katie) McFarland, and Daren (Carley) McFarland; great grandson, Zane McFarland; sister-in-law, Dovie Hayes; special cousin, Marcia Parker; special friend, Harold Brock; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral will be conducted on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 12:00 Noon from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Burgner officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with Andy Witt conducting graveside rites. Pallbearers are, Kenneth Hayes, Keith Barnette, Ragan Hayes, Tony Pack, Todd Barnette, Eddie Carney, Stuart York, and Jason McFarland.
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Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Wesley Chapel UMC Building and Maintenance or the Wesley Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund.
The family would like to thank Homespun Hospice for the care and compassion and a special thank you to Jerrie McDougle and Holly Wesson.
The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Betty Stewart.