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Betty (Hart) Ellis

November 14, 1932 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

 

Mrs. Betty Hart Ellis, 89, of Evergreen passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in Dothan, Alabama.  

 

She was born on November 14, 1932 in the Old Town Community in Conecuh County. Betty attendedschool at Fairnelson School, then schools in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Crewe, Virginia before returning to Conecuh County where she attended Lyeffion School and Evergreen City School.

She graduated from Evergreen High School in 1951 as salutatorian of her class.Betty married Harry Ellis of Castleberry, Alabama on January 13, 1952.  They had two children, Rachel and John Hart, who were born and raised in Conecuh County.  

         After working as the bookkeeper for the Evergreen Motor Car Company (Warren Ford Company) for 15 years, Betty and Harry, along with Charles and Mary Evelyn Burt, purchased Miller Trading Company in Evergreen in January 1966. She served as bookkeeper, office manager and “girl Friday” until the business was sold in December 1993.

         Betty was an active member of Evergreen United Methodist Church for over 70 years and served in many capacities throughout the years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ellis, her parents, Gladys Burt Hart and John Elisha Hart.

         Betty is survived by her daughter, Rachel (Ellis) Golson of Dothan, Alabama and son, John Hart Ellis (Janice) of Allentown, Florida. In addition, she is survived by 4 grandchildren, Adam Golson (Brittany), Amber Davis (Kyle), Lauren Peaden (Jonathan) and Amanda Parratt (Lee) and 8 great-grandchildren,  

Ava Golson, Mary Ellis Golson, Emma Davis, Brody Davis, Sarah Abram, Wesleigh Outland, Elisha Parratt and Ezra Parratt. 

 

The family would like to thank Corona Pate, Marty Peavy, Willie Mae Lee, Annie and Herman Matthews, and Regina Whatley for their kind and loving care of “Miss Betty”. 

 

 

Graveside Services will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen. Rev. Joseph Bush will be officiating. Cope-Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Serving as pallbearers are Carlos Stuart, Adam Golson. Kyle Davis, Eddie Boothe, Lee Parratt and Wade Becnel.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Betty Ellis to the Evergreen United Methodist Church, 118 Desplous St. Evergreen, Alabama,  36401.

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