Betty Mae Ledbetter, age 83, of Forest City, NC, died Thursday, January 2, 2013 at White Oak Manor in Rutherfordton.
Born May 2, 1930 in Rutherford County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Thurman Kennedy and Lula Mae Henson Kennedy. Betty worked for Fieldcrest Mills for many years and the Alexander Baptist Daycare for several years. She was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed cooking, taking care of children and especially spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Hazel Kennedy Hardin and great-granddaughter, Amber Nicole Greene.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-four years, Dewitt “Bud” Ledbetter; four sons, Dewitt Ledbetter and wife, Elizabeth of Forest City, Douglas Ledbetter and wife, Cathy of Bostic, Scott Ledbetter and wife, Brenda and Todd Ledbetter and wife, Ginger all of Forest City; daughter, Deborah Greene and husband, Harold of Forest City; brother, Max Kennedy and wife, Gwen of Greenville, SC and sister, Shirley Wheeler of Caroleen. She is also survived by her lifelong best friend (sister), Marion Hutchins; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2013 at the Alexander United Methodist Church with Dr. Rev. J.J. Powell, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Alexander Mills City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. At other times they will be gathered at the family residence.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to the Alexander United Methodist Church, 210 Blanton Road, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.