Mrs. Mamie Arlene Betterton, beloved Mother and Granny, 87, of Chatsworth, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center.
Mamie was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Murray County, daughter of Erskin and Lola Patterson.
She loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family, watching her soap operas and growing flowers and vegetables.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Thelbert Betterton; brothers Robert, Virgle and Ray Patterson; sister, Lucy Jones and grandson Larry King, Jr.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Averett Betterton, Ralph and Vida Betterton, Thomas Betterton, Paul and Shena Betterton, Richard “Pete” and Charlotte Betterton, all of Chatsworth; daughters and son-in-law, Juanita King, Virginia and Jimmy Holcomb, all of Chatsworth; 16 grandchildren, Christopher Betterton, Amy Betterton, Mandy King, Adam Betterton, Kyle Betterton, Conner “Chris” Betterton, Jarrod Betterton, Joseph Betterton, Shalan Pickle, Shelly Holcomb, Kandi Betterton, Curtis Betterton, Chad Betterton, Lee Betterton, Michael Knight and James Durrett; 32 great-grandchildren, Lucas Betterton, Jessica Wright, Dylan Wright, Isaiah Beloin, Kailyn Beloin, Avery King, Lourie King, Trinity Madden, Hope Madden, Lillian Betterton, Aydan Betterton, Emily Betterton, Kaitlyn Rose Betterton, Cassandra Fields, Samantha Fields, Baylie Findley, Kole Betterton, Jailyne Betterton, Landon Betterton, Hunter Pickle, Brian Watson, Zachery Watson, Koree Coran, Kristian Coran, Alicia Davis, Haley Davis, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Betterton, Hayden Betterton, Alexus Betterton, Haylee Betterton, Katherine Knight and Lucas Knight; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl Patterson, Everett “Junior” and Shirley Patterson, William and Dessie Patterson, Pat Patterson; sister, Peggy Flood.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Betterton will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. DeWayne Smith officiating. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Peeples Funeral Home and Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of arrangements.