Bettye R. (Melton) Sprayberry (1929 - 2016)

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Bettye R. Sprayberry, 86, of Vandalia, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care Activity Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. Sprayberry was born on Nov. 28, 1929, in Shreveport, La., the daughter of Thomas Marvin and Lela Agnes (McCown) Melton. She married James Elton Sprayberry on June 27, 1948, in Fouke, Ark.
She was a retired manager for Vandalia Cable Co.; was a member of First Baptist-Unity Baptist Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Vandalia Woman's Club; and was a former member of Vandalia Country and Golf Club.
She is survived by her husband; son, Tom Sprayberry and his wife Karen of Blarisville, Ga.; daughter, Cindy and her husband Mike Scoles of Casa Grande, Ariz.; grandchildren, Sean, Jason, Brian, Shane and Emily; 13 great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Oralee Murray of Bossier City, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tommie Charles Melton.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 29 to July 6, 2016