Emily S. Betts, 92, of Covington, passed away October 2, 2016. Betts exemplified the attributes of being a member of “the greatest generation.” She was a devoted mother, even while maintaining a demanding career. The love and care of her family was utmost in her heart and mind. Emily was a voracious reader, loved art and was an excellent seamstress and upholsterer. She was gifted in making floral arrangements. It brought her great joy to share these talents with others. She was an avid Braves’ fan and supported them, win or lose. When they were playing she could be found in her chair wearing her Braves’ cap and cheering them on.
Emily loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served in many capacities while a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. She shared her love of the Lord with everyone she met. Preceding her in death were her husband, Hallie E. Betts; daughter, Laurie LaVerne Betts; grandson, Jason Betts; brothers, Daniel Shaw, Danny C. Shaw; and son-in-law, Paul Montgomery.
Survivors include daughter, Sherrye Montgomery of Whitehouse, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest (Butch) and Linda Betts of Covington; grandchildren, Carl and Lois Montgomery of Gladewater, Texas, Paul and Hadley Montgomery of Whitehouse, Texas, Andrea and David Adams of Grandbury, Texas; Shannon and Shelly Betts, Ryan and Amber Betts, all of Covington; great-grandchildren, Amanda Adams, Olivia Montgomery, Wesley Adams, Abigail Betts, Alyssa Betts, Jackson Betts, Jacob Betts, Sydney Montgomery, Walker Montgomery; sister, Jareita Settle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Emily Betts will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Rev. Jerry Rylee and Andy Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Gaiters United Methodist Church, 1375 Newton Factory Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30014.
The family would like to thank Longleaf Hospice and Merryvale Assisted Living for their assistance while Emily’s health was declining. Your care and kindness was more than gracious. It is our hope that we as a family can continue to demonstrate the power of love she so graciously gave.
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