Bettye Jane Yates Rushing

October 21, 1949June 24, 2013

Bettye Jane Yates Rushing, 63, of Longview, Texas passed away on June 24, 2013 at a local hospital. She was born on October 21, 1949 in Memphis, Texas to Ervin Alexander and Eunice Marie Fuller Yates. She graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1968. She married Jeff Rushing on June 27, 1980 in Longview, Texas and there they made their home.

She is survived by her husband: Jeff Rushing of Longview; mother-in-law: Margie Rushing of Longview; brother: Roy Lee Yates and his wife Vickie of Harleton, TX; sisters: Frances Gilbreath of Ore City, TX, and Mary Hess of McDormott, Ohio; sister-in-law: Betsey Yates of Lake o’ the Pines, TX; eight nieces and eight nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Charley Yates and William Yates; sister-in-law: Evelyn Yates.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home, Longview, TX with Pastor Tim Lindsay officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the funeral home.

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.”


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bettye Jane Yates Rushing

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Richard Ross

June 30, 2013

Jeff, so sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in my prayers.

Cyndy Whittington

June 27, 2013

I worked with Betty for many years at Walmart. She was a kind and thoughtful person. May you have peace and comfort during your time of mourning.

Cyndy Whittington

June 27, 2013

I worked with Betty for many years at Walmart. She was always a kind and thoughtful person.
I hope God blesses you with peace and comfort in your time of mourning.

J.B. and Elaine Oney

June 27, 2013

Praying for God to comfort the family at this time. Bettye will be greatly missed. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known.

June 27, 2013

My prayers are with you all, Jeff I lift you up to the Lord, there will not be a day go by Betty's not in your thoughts, I think of Leo every day. Love you all. Deborah Bailey Poston

Donna Payne

June 26, 2013

Praying for Bettye's family. I always wondered what she was thinking because she was quiet but definetly smiling! Another 1968 classmate.

Deborah Ledbetter Muklewicz

June 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are for Bettye's family. I went to Spring Hill School with her and we graduated in 1968. She was quiet, but sweet and I loved her smile!