2018-01-12 / Obituaries

Betty Collier

Ms. Betty Ruth Hames Collier, 80, of Blacksburg, South Carolina, entered eternal rest on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

She was Born in Cherokee County and was Daughter the late Teacola Hames.

Betty was a graduate of Granard High School and a retired employee from Hamrick’s of Gaffney.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a long-time member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church. Where she served as Deaconess, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Christian Education Director, Conference Worker, Church Musician, Missionary and most of all a Disciple of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her brother Bobby Joe Hames.

She leaves to cherish loving memories; three sons, Kenneth (Ruby) of Gaffney, Melvin of the home (Zondral of Gaffney), and Darryl (Cheryl) of Greer ; two sisters Ruby Hames of Blacksburg, and Maggie Fields of Richmond, VA.; grandchildren, Kenya and Ryan Hames, Ethan Collier, Jaiden Oliver, and Michelle Bailey (Ricky); great-grandchildren Taneesha, Ricky, Aiden, and Mya Bailey, and a grand dog Sapphire; ex-husband and life-long friend Elijah Johnny Collier; sisters in love Sue Collier, Katherine Eller, and Shirley Whitaker; first cousins Willie Lewis Hames (Margaret) and Bonnie Tompkins; special family friends Kathy Ridgeway and Sandra Davis (Larry) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Family will receive friends Saturday, January 13 from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.

Funeral services will follow with Rev. Wanalyn Barnett officiating.

Interment will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.

The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com

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