Betty M. Fairhurst

Betty M. Fairhurst

Betty M. Fairhurst, 82, of Anna, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. 

She was born on May 25, 1940, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Clyde and Lois Rich Lingle. 

She married Troy Leon Fairhurst on Sept. 6, 1995. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2022.

Mrs. Fairhurst is survived by her sons, Phillip and Rodney Durham, both of Anna; three sisters, Sue McIntosh and Patty Lingle, both of Cape Girardeau, and Debbie (Steve) Hamilton of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Ken (Linda) Lingle of Jonesboro; nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Shirley Suitt; a brother, Clyde Linge Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Bob McIntosh and Virgil Suitt.

Mrs. Fairhurst was a loving wife and mother. Her working life was spent as an administrative secretary at Jonesboro Elementary School, a shoe maker at Florsheim shoes, a salesperson for Avon, and operator and manager of the Anna-Jonesboro Cab Company. 

She loved all animals, especially dogs, cats and her Koi fish. She was a supporter of pet adoption agencies and had many pets of her own. 

She had an exuberant personality and was very sociable and friendly. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

Services for Betty M. Fairhurst will be private. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to an animal adoption agency of the donor’s choice.

To visit her memorial page and to leave online condolences for her family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at

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