Betty Ellen Lovell Myers
Betty Ellen Lovell Myers, 89, of Brasstown, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Union County, Ga.
She was born in Canton, Ohio but lived her life in Towns and Union County, as well as Clay County. She was the daughter of the late Arlen Boyd and Essie Mae Groves Lovell. Betty was a 1947 graduate and valedictorian of Towns County High School and attended Truett McConnell College. Betty was a member of the Little Brasstown Baptist Church where she had taught numerous Sunday School classes and Girls Auxiliary. She also worked with the Juniors on Bible Memory Work and Sword Drill. Betty began a Home Bound Ministry at Little Brasstown Baptist Church and led the Friday night nursing home ministry service at Murphy Rehab and Nursing. She was a pianist beginning in the early 1940s playing for Little Brasstown Baptist Church; she played and sang with her family as well as with the Brasstown Trio.
Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts using pine cones to make wreaths and making braided rugs. She loved to send cards to people on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries to encourage them. Betty continued this ministry as long as she was able to do so. She was a loving mamaw and was famous for her biscuits and gravy and walnut pound cake.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Boyd Lovell and Melvin "Pat" Lovell and one sister, Norma Jean Winters.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, three months and 10 days, Ralph Myers; one son, Dennis Myers and wife, Patsy, of Brasstown; two daughters, Becky Brown and husband, Rev. Aud Brown, of Brasstown, and Linda Roberts and husband, Fred, of Blairsville; two sisters, Arlene Thomas, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Gwen Gunnells, of Gainesville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Tricia Hutchcraft and husband, Bill; Sherry Baucom, Tiffany Willis and husband, Daniel; Heath Myers and wife, Krisa; Andrew Brown and wife, Diana; Silas Brown and wife, Sheba; Timothy Brown and Doug Roberts and wife, Melissa; Jill Evans and husband, Robbie; Jenny Noe and husband, Jayme, and Julie Pittman; 22 great-grandchildren, Cole and Creed Myers; Caleb Kephart, Casey and Cameron Roberts; Lexi and Ali Willis; Lilly, Ellie, Asher, Will, Seylah, Samuel and Seth Brown; Rachel, Jonathan, Will and Jackson Pittman; Ashton and Hannah Noe; Anna Cate and Nate Evans.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church. Rev. Fred Lunsford and Rev. Aud Brown officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Andrew, Silas and Timothy Brown; Heath and Cole Myers; Doug Roberts and Bill Hutchcraft. Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Sunday School Class.
The family received friends from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, PO Box 12, Brasstown, N.C. 28902, Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607 or to The Gideon's International, PO Box 164, Murphy, N.C. 28906.
You may send tributes to the Myers family at: www. townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.