Betty Nicholson Doty

Betty Nicholson Doty, 79, of Conway, passed from this life on January 5, 2014. She was born on May 7, 1934 in Newport, Ark. to the late Sam and Edith Nicholson. Upon graduation from Newport High school in 1952, Betty furthered her education at Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) with a degree in education. As a librarian and educator of 31 years, Betty spent most of those years with the Hughes Public School System. She enjoyed reading multiple newspaper publications, cooking, her beloved whippet Jake, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband, George, one son; Brad Doty, three sisters; Rosemary Fortenberry, of Newport, Sammy Byford, of Wilson, Carol Ann Norman, of Searcy, two brothers; J.D. "Bezo" Nicholson, Larry Gus "Buck" Nicholson, both of Newport, and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Betty was also preceded in death by one brother; Stoney Nicholson and one sister; Wilma Tiner. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Conway at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th, following a private family interment service. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway from 6-8 p.m. In Lieu of floral tributes, please consider contributions to be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Conway, or to the Rockefeller Cancer Center (UAMS). Condolences can be sent to

Published January 7, 2014

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