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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Betty Anne Brown Truesdale - January 30, 2012

Betty Anne Brown Truesdale, 82, wife of Liston Truesdale, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center.
She was born in Bishopville and always lived there. She was a daughter of the late Gene and Edna King Brown. She and Liston had no children of their own but thousands of her dear school children. Mrs. Truesdale graduated from Bishopville High School and Columbia College with a major in French. She also received a degree in library science from the University of South Carolina. She taught in Bennettsville, Central, Ashwood-Central and Bishopville High School. She taught in the public schools of Lee County for 45 years. She was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She was the co-author of "Volume 2, History of Lee County" and the "History of Bethlehem United Methodist Church."
Survivors include her dear husband of 60 years; a sister-in-law, Mildred Elmore of the Bethea Home; nephews, Cliff Davis (Carol) of Lugoff, James Davis of Conway and Harris Brown (Teresa) of Hartwell, Ga.; nieces, Abbie Elmore Denny (Lyn) of Lake City and Cora Beth Loftin (David) of Nashville, Tenn.; adopted daughters, Cheryl Austin Skinner (Marvin) of Oswego and Kim Williams of Atlanta; special friends, Marie Freeman, Gloria Hariott, Darron Wilson, Willene Smith and Betty Lou Watson; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and her precious dogs.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Davis (Loyce); a brother, Gene Brown Jr. (Frances Harris); a niece, Millie Elmore Mozingo; and a brother-in-law, Darwin Elmore.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Altman and the Rev. Sam Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem United Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 167, Bishopville, SC 29010; the Epworth Children's Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250; B.A.R.K., 121 Julia Drive, Bishopville, SC 29010; or to a charity of one's choice.
Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.

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