Betty P. Mathis, age 80, of the Glenwood Community, met her Lord and Savior and was reunited with her son on Friday.
Betty was born May 15, 1939, a daughter of the late Roten and Margaret Norton Smith. If you knew Betty, you knew happiness and joy. If you were around Betty, you were part of her family. If you saw Betty, you saw an image of God and his love for all people. Betty was a true servant of God and has now received her heavenly reward. We know for sure she is now one of God’s best seamstresses in Heaven.
Survivors include by her one true love: Gene Murray; her children: Debbie Scott and son-in-law, Nathan, Randy Murray and daughter-in-law, Jennifer; grandchildren: Chase Murray and wife, Sarah, Chelsie Murray, John Wayne Murray, Billy Murray, Shawn Shelton, and Eric Shelton; brothers: Willis Smith and wife, Judy, Lanny Smith and wife, Kim; sisters: Dottie Wells and husband, Wilbur, and Mildred Rice; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; her special grand dog: TJ; special niece, caregiver, and her #1: Sherry Sauceman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Chris Murray.
The family will receive friends from 4 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:30 in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Sid Barkley will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at Doughty-Stevens at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to River Hill Cemetery for the 10 a.m. committal service.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Sauceman, Matthew Smith, Josh Evans, Brad Foshie, Randy Cheek, Kaleb Powell, Scotty Williams, and Seth Smith.