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Barbara Ashworth Summers Betts

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. -- Barbara Ashworth Summers Betts, age 86, of Cherryville, formerly of Cameron, S.C., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Betts was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Calhoun County, S.C., to the late George and Jewelle Ashworth Summers. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Winthrop College. She married the love of her life, Maj. James David Betts Sr. She spent 35 years educating children on military bases. Mrs. Betts was a longtime member of Central Christian Church in Columbus, Ga. In 2015, she moved to Cherryville to be near her brother and sister-in-law.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. James David Betts; son, Michael Betts; and daughter-in-law, Rita Betts.

Survivors include her son, David Betts Jr. and wife, Luz, of Dunedin, Fla.; grandson, Duke Betts; brother, George Summers Jr. and wife, Pat, of Waco; and numerous classmates whom she loved dearly.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Cameron Cemetery in Cameron, with her classmate, the Rev. Gordon Haigler, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 7775 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.

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