Betty Lynn Fulton Hare

May 28, 1949June 19, 2013

HARE, Betty Lynn Fulton Age 64 of Nashville, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of June 19, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lyle H. Fulton and Eva Christine Spangler Fulton and was born on May 28, 1949. She graduated from East High School in 1967. She continued her education at MTSU graduating Cum Laude in 1985 with her B.S. in Elementary Education and her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College in 1994. She married the love of her life James "Jim" Milton Hare on June 17, 1968. They spent 45 happy years together in their hometown of Nashville, TN. Betty's teaching career spanned 28 years beginning at Cole Elementary, continuing at Una Elementary and ending at Dupont Elementary with her retirement in 2011. She was known for recognizing the potential in all of her students and teaching to their strengths. She was teacher of the year at UNA Elementary. She was Governor of Tennessee Girls State in 1966. She ran for the Nashville City Council in 1979, losing by a narrow margin. She was a true public servant and her children followed in her footsteps by her remarkable example. Betty was a longtime member of West End United Methodist Church where she found God in the still places. Her greatest joy was being with her family and wide circle of friends. Her home was open to any and all who needed a listening ear or a good meal. She enjoyed traveling, especially following her retirement, particularly enjoying cruise ships and quiet beaches. She was the proud mother of two and grandmother to six of the most loved grandchildren anywhere. Betty is survived by two children, Becky Hare Adams of Nashville Tennessee and James "Keith" Hare of Richmond, Virginia and their spouses Michael Adams and Emily Hare; grandchildren, Ryan, Emily and Megan Adams of Nashville, TN and Charlotte, Ava and Lyle Hare of Richmond, VA; her sister, Debra Shuler of Hendersonville, TN; brother, Brooks Moore of Dexter, OR; sister-in-law, Ann Lashlee of Hermitage, TN; nephew, Richard Douglas and niece, Beth Douglas Kelly. Betty was predeceased by her mother, Christine Spangler Fulton and father, Lyle H. Fulton. Visitation will take place on Friday, June 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. A funeral service will be held on June 22nd at 10 a.m. at West End United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends before the service at 9 a.m. Following the funeral, graveside services will take place at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Those serving as Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Jim Eads, David Mitchell, Tom Mitchell, Jim Nease, Bill Rawls, Jim Wilson and Matt Wilson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Heart Association .


  • Visitation Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2013

Betty Lynn Fulton Hare

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Jim Hare

December 19, 2013

I lost you six months ago today. Life has not been the same and never will be. I miss you every day. I love you.

June 23, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about the sudden unexpected death of your mother.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Richard Szucs

Eddie Nichols

June 22, 2013

James, Keith, Becky, Debra and Brooks - We send our deepest heart-felt sympathies. Betty Lynn became a member of our family from the moment she stepped into our home on McCarn Street so many decades ago. And so it is we mourn the untimely passing of not only a cherished friend but a much loved sister. We will take comfort in memories of her indefatigable spirit, her loving hugs, her sharp intelligence, and warm, loving caring company. We loved you Betty Lynn and always will. - The Caruthers Family ( Ann, Roberta, Jean and Wayne - and families)

June 22, 2013

It was a pleasure to work with Betty and Una. She was an excellent friend and mentor to me. She would direct many Christmas musicals and I played the piano. I have fond memories of those times. My life is fuller and richer having known her and her family. They've invited me in their home, were gracious hosts and I'll never forget how Jimmy and Betty came to my aid when my son was hospitalized as a teenager with viral meningitis. God Bless you, Jimmy, Becky, Keith, Debra and Brooks and the grandchildren. Continued prayers for you and your family in the days ahead. Lovingly, Michael Collins

Scott Johnson

June 21, 2013

Keith and Emily,
Sharon and I have you and your family in our prayers. One year ago today you were their for us with the passing of my father. Now it is our turn to be there for you.

Judy Jones

June 21, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting Betty when I first moved to Nashville! She welcomed me and made me a part of that workout class! As fate would have it..I crossed paths with Betty through MNPS. She was a wonderful person and a wonderful educator! She touched so many lives and made them better! May you find peace.

Jennifer Whitmire

June 21, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. May God bring you peace during this time.

June 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn this sudden loss. I pray that you will experience God's grace and peace as time passes. Sue Stein (WEUMC)

Rachel Brooks

June 20, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She will be missed by her family and friends. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Rachel & Donny Brooks

Terry and Kathy Oliver Williams

June 20, 2013

We were so saddened to hear about Betty. We will think of you and pray for God's comfort and strength for you, now and in the coming days.