|Betty Brown Petty, 74, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Sanford and Darcus Russ Brown. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Brown; a sister, Brenda Mauney; a son-in-law, Dale Hartsoe; a nephew, Robin Brown. Betty was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She was past president of the Christians Women’s Club and the Woodbridge Association. Betty’s special role was making Albert happy which she did lovingly for fifty six years. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, going to the beach, and reading.
Betty is survived by her husband, Albert Petty; daughters, Sheila Petty Caldwell and husband Eric of Mount Pleasant, SC; Sandra Petty Hartsoe of Shelby, NC; sister, Eleanor Scism and husband Gene of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren, Lauren and Brent Caldwell of Mount Pleasant, SC; sister-in-laws, Ruth Brown of Shelby and Helen Sowell of Lancaster, SC; nieces, Kim Scism Eagle of Kings Mountain, Julie Tucker of Madison, NC; nephews, Mitchell Greene of Hickory, Michael Greene of Lancaster, SC, Mark Greene of Lancaster, SC, Chuck Brown of Shelby, Jeff Brown of Shelby, Bob Brown of Granite Falls.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Dr. Rit Varriale and Chaplain Len Byers will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory. At other times the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to United Christian Missions, P O Box 1038, Boiling Springs, NC, 28017.
Cecil Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Petty.