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Betty was born on January 14, 1932 to Harry and Virginia Thompson in the Tryon rural area. She was a graduate of Sandy Land Grade School and Tryon High School.
Betty loved her family, church, shopping for bargains, biscuits and gravy, coffee and most of all, her Lord. She was a dedicated Christian, kind, faithful, classy and a role model for others.
She was a retired Physical Therapy Assistant and member of Liberty Free Methodist Church.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Pam Gatton and husband, Steve, of Longview, Texas; grandson, Shawn Gatton and wife, Samantha, of Juneau Alaska; granddaughter, Heather Tikhonoff and husband, Justin, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Holly Gatton of Dallas, Texas; great grandchildren, Maggie and Reid Gatton of Juneau and Hudson Tikhonoff of Oklahoma City.
The family requests that Memorials may be made to Liberty Free Methodist Church.
Pallbearers - Steve Gatton, Shawn Gatton, Justin Tikhonoff, Jack Pugh, Gene Grimes, and Bill Grimes.
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