Betty Sue Hair
October 10, 1938 – January 19, 2020
Funeral services for Betty Sue Fodder-Hair will be held on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Gil Hooper officiating. Betty’s family will have a visitation on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 beginning at noon until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. She will be laid to rest at Swimmer Cemetery in the family section. Online condolences for her family may be sent to www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers for Betty include Julian Franklin, Jorge Moreno, Elisha Buckhorn, Eric Moreno, Christian Hooper, and Alejandro Romero. Honorary pallbearers are all the nurses and staff of Cherokee County Nursing Center in Tahlequah.
Betty Sue Fodder-Hair was born on Monday, October 10th, 1938 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of William Gray and Florence Helen (Bird) Fodder. She grew up with her brother, Clarence Gray Fodder. She attended at Bacone and then Vinita, where she obtained her LPN degree. She married Alfred Franklin and together they had three sons and two daughters. She would later marry Raymond Hair in April of 1988 in Arkansas, and they raised their family .She was a dedicated nurse and caregiver. When she wasn’t working, she loved caring for her family, each child, grandchild and great grandchild was her pride and joy. They were always welcomed into her home with a hug, and the best fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, frybread, and her brown gravy was enough to make her light as air biscuits even better. She was constantly working on arts and crafts, doing beadwork, painting portraits, floral design, and making baby blankets, Bible covers, and baby car seat covers for everyone in the family. She was always there for her family, listening, giving sage advice, and loving each and every one. She was usually on the phone keeping up with all of the families activities, and always in the company of her canine companion, Dog. Betty liked yard sales, there was always a bargain to be had, and spending a little time watching Little House on the Prairie. A devout Christian, Betty was a member of Cedar Tree Baptist Church, and really enjoyed singing in the choir. Raymond passed in 2009 and Betty kept up with all of her activities until her health began to fail her. She moved into Cherokee County Nursing Home where she enjoyed her many friends and all the staff that cared for her. She went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 with her loved ones by her side. She was 81 years old. She leaves a large and loving family to remember her and her remarkable life.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her brother, Clarence, three sons, Danny Franklin, Hal Franklin, Ryan Bird, and Delaine Bird, her husband and one grandson, Jorge Moreno.
Those left to cherish her memory include daughter Karen Ballard and husband Gerald of Tahlequah, OK and her son, Alfred Franklin of Tahlequah, OK. She leaves seven grandchildren, Brian Bird and wife Chyla of Tahlequah, Sara Moreno of Tahlequah, Mandy Eubanks of Stilwell, Jimmi Buckhorn of Tahlequah, Julian Franklin of Tahlequah, Bethany Romero and husband Alejandro of Tahlequah, Melanie Lynn Franklin of Tahlequah, and Derrick Franklin. She lives on in her great grandchildren, Brina, Amy, Ashlyn, Caitlyn, Winter Dawn, Eric, Elisha, Talia, Tailor, Lilianna, RyanLee, and Rayden. There are also five great great grandchildren, Adalyn, Gabriel, Christopher, Adam, as well as many cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.
- Julian Franklin
- Jorge Moreno
- Elisha Buckhorn
- Eric Moreno
- Christian Hooper
- Alejandro Remero
- Cherokee County Nursing Center Staff & Nurses, Honorary
- Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
Betty Sue Hair
January 28, 2020
Betty Sue Fodder 1953 Tahlequah HS YEARBOOK
January 21, 2020
My long-time Sister/Friend.. you’re home at last. I’ll look back and cherish all the memorable moments, days and years we shared and look forward to an eternity, also to be shared. Rest In Peace Betty Sue!
Kelli Kitchel Foster
January 21, 2020
My most favorite times growing up were when we would get to go to Aunt Florence's house where Betty and all the kids would be. Betty and my mom were so close and I can still hear Betty saying "Hi Squeaky" every time we saw her. She and my mom were always laughing and you could feel the love they had for each other. Betty has been through so much throughout her life and even tho she had to leave so many loved ones behind, I know she was happy to see Cissie, Danny, Governor and Sonny as well as everyone else...She was a beautiful woman inside and out and I am forever grateful to be a part of this wonderful and blessed family....I love you all