Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights ST, Hot Springs, AR


Betty Mobley Lyle

February 13, 1921March 14, 2020

Betty Mobley Lyle, 99, of Hot Springs was born February 13, 1921 in Red Banks, Mississippi and passed away March 14, 2020.

She was the last remaining of the ten children born to the late Milton and Laurie McAlexander Mobley.

On September 1, 1945, she married Col. Lewis E. Lyle, U.S. Army Air Corps. Mrs. Lyle accompanied her husband to twelve stateside assignments, as well as, to French Morocco and the Bahamas. At each military locale she actively participated in welfare, charitable, and social activities including Family Assistance and Children Have a Potential Programs.

In 1975, General and Mrs. Lyle moved to Hot Springs. She was an avid antique shopper, gardener, reader and supporter of her husband’s numerous projects. She enjoyed entertaining friends and making a home both “livable and pretty.”

Mrs. Lyle was a member and weekly volunteer of Friends of the Fordyce, First United Methodist Church, Garvan Gardens, The Trustees, 8th A.F. Historical Society and various social clubs. She was an ardent supporter of General Lyle in his ten year quest to build the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.

Mrs. Lyle is survived by her daughter, Lynda Harrod and son, John Lyle and his wife, Daryl, all of Hot Springs; and grandchildren, Alyson Harrod of Arlington, Virginia and Lyla Harrod of Salem, Massachusetts.

Services for Mrs. Lyle will take place at Arlington National Cemetery and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, Georgia 31322.

Online tributes are available at www.GrossFuneralHome.com


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Betty Mobley Lyle

have a memory or condolence to add?

George Carrithers

March 25, 2020

Betty Lyle was a active member of the Friendship SS, FUMC, Hot Springs, which represented many of WWII /Korean war Veterans.
A salute to all the widows of our class. Also, Mrs Lyle was a ex-offic
Member of the Lewis Lyle Chapter, Air Force Association, Hot Springs, AR. A memorial will be sent to Arlington National Cemetery, and 8th Air Force Museum.