Betsy Ross Hays McDonald was born on the family farm on February 20, 1933. Went to be with the Lord on December 29th, 2020 at the age of 87. She was the daughter of W.H. and Bertie Simmons Hays.
Betsy was a 1950 Graduate of Jefferson High School and attended Bessie Tift College. On March 18th, 1959 she married the late Ray McDonald. They successfully ran a large cattle farm in the Jackson Trail Community. Betsy received the Centennial Farm Award in 2008 for continuing the family farm for over 100 years.
She was a member of Union Baptist Church, joining in 1949. She attended Union for 87 years. She taught Sunday School of every age. She wrote the first Church History in 1972. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, a daughter, Mae Allene McDonald, a brother W.H. Hays, Jr.
She is survived by sons and daughter in laws, Jimmy and Anne McDonald, Andy and Stephanie McDonald. Granddaughters, Beth and Susan, and grandsons, Will and Charlie. Sister-in-law Carrie Hays. Nieces and nephews, Tammy Hyder, Carol Dollar, John Hays, and Chris Hays.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2021 from the Union Baptist Church with Dr. Rusty Newman officiating with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Will McDonald, John Hays, Chris Hays, Mike Simmons, Shea Miller and Roger Mathis. The family will receive friends at the Church 2:00-3:00 prior to the service. Those attending are asked to please observe social distancing and wear a protective mask due to the Covid19 Pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Betsy Hays McDonald to Union Baptist Church, 527 Union Church Road, Winder, Georgia. 30680.
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