On September 14, on a sunny afternoon, Betty Gail Webster Hughes, left for her trip home. There was not a large crowd to see her off, but there was a heavenly host to welcome her home.
She passed peacefully but un-expectedly at home in East Ridge with Bill at her side. They were by each other’s side for fifty eight years, through the good times and the bad.
Betty was pre-deceased by her mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Webster, her sister, Mary F. Shumaker, Mother-In-Law Mary Bell Wells Hughes and Father-In-Law, Willie David Hughes, Niece, Keltie Hays Peay, Sister-In-Law, Frances Murray, Brothers-In-Law, James Shumaker and Willard Hays, Nephews, Warren “Hughie” Shumaker, Mike Hill and J.C. Shumaker.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, William A. Hughes, Daughter, Rhonda Hughes Wood, beloved Son-In-Law, Todd A. Wood and the light in her eyes, grandsons, William Houston Wood and Jackson McClain Wood. Also survived by sister Peggy Webster Hays, Brother William R. Webster and sister-in-law, Ann Webster, special brother-in-law, Jack E. Hughes, sister-in-law, Sue Hughes, nieces, Betty (Sissy) Shumaker and Meridith Hays Benincasa, nephews, Scott Hughes and Steven Hughes, several great nieces and nephews, special friend Margaret Brock and many friends.
Bill and Betty were faithful members of Edgewood Baptist Church in East Ridge. Active in many church functions. Betty loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Betty will be remembered as a hard and conscientious worker at SCT Yarns Corp for 36 years prior to retirement. Her work ethic was unmatched.
Born and raised in Chattanooga and a graduate of City H.S., Betty was also an Army wife. While stationed at Ft. Benning, GA they welcomed their daughter Rhonda. Upon Bill’s discharge, they returned to Chattanooga to make their home. Betty was a caregiver to many family members and friends over the years. Her heart was in service to the sick and elderly. Her absolute pride and joy were her grandson’s Houston and Jack. No prouder grandparent could be found, as evidenced by the countless photos that adorn every wall and shelf of her home. Betty was a wonderful Southern cook. If you have enjoyed her signature macaroni and cheese or salmon patties, consider yourself blessed. Her memory was remarkable and math skills impeccable. She could play a mean game of Spades and enjoyed homegrown tomatoes (preferably Sand Mountain), gospel music, Hallmark movies, and time well spent with those she loved.
She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Edgewood Baptist Church Building Fund 3604 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412.
Condolences may be shared and funeral services may be observed live at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 1:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, South Crest Chapel with Dr. Dale Kidd officiating and Eulogist, Jack Hughes.
Interment to follow at TN-GA Memorial Park, Rossville.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5- 7:00 PM. The family asks that all attendees wear a mask and observe all social distancing requirements.
Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville, GA.
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Edgewood Baptist Church Building Fund
3604 Ringgold RD, East Ridge TN 37412