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Betty C. Coley

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Date published: 1/29/2014

Betty C. Coley

Betty Chandler Coley. 85, of Bishopville, S.C., formerly of Fredericksburg, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Born in Rock Hill, S.C., on June 24, 1928, she graduated from Paw Creek High in North Carolina in 1945.

She was preceded in death by parents Clifford and Georgia Chandler; brother Clifford "Chick" Chandler Jr.; and sisters Carolyn Williams and JoAnn Short Cloer.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, James Macon Coley Jr.; three children, Pat Hayes (James) of Bishopville, S.C., Michael Coley (Donna) and Elaine Coley (Jack Pitts) of King George; a sister, Sylvia Lowe (Ted) of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She worked as a secretary for James Monroe High School, many bowling leagues and Coley's Cabinet Shop until her retirement. She served as a trustee for the Ladies Auxiliary of EIks Lodge 875.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home in Bishopsville, S.C. Burial will follow at Bethlehem United Methodist Church cemetery.