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Betty Lou (Wood) Bethea

June 30, 1934 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 87)


Mrs. Betty Lou Wood Bethea, 87, a resident of Archdale, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the High Point Medical Center. She was born on June 30, 1934 in Forsyth County to the late Denzil Wood and Lucy Cundiff Wood. Betty was a resident of Archdale most of her life and she worked many years as cafeteria worker at Trinity Elementary School. She was a faithful member of Highland Baptist Church in High Point where she helped with their card ministry and she also helped with the card ministry at Hartley Drive YMCA. Betty loved participating with the “Water Bugs” at Hartley Drive YMCA and the YWCA in High Point. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband William Elvin Bethea, Sr, and two brothers, Douglas Dunlap and William Wood.

Surviving are her three sons, William “Bill” Bethea, Jr (Charlene) of Archdale, Robert Bethea (Tonya) of Lexington, and David Bethea (Ginger) of Thomasville; “adopted son”, Bart Hepler of Thomasville; special friend, Debbie Bethea; nine grandchildren, Connie Bryant (Jerry), Shalon Bethea (Edward Freels), Tony Bethea (Delsa), Tyler Bethea, Jacob Bethea, Heather Kurtz (Richie), Janelle Jarrett (Brandon), Jennifer Vance, and Colton Brown; twenty one great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Highland Baptist Church (1204 Textile Place, High Point 27260) in High Point with Rev. Sam Eaton officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the JC Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Burial will follow the service at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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January 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JC Green and Sons Chapel (Thomasville)
122 W. Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service
January 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Highland Baptist Church

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