Betty Massey Nall, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at her residence in Smyrna, S.C. Born March 30, 1928 on a farm in Homer, Georgia she was hardworking and industrious. Betty always enjoyed trips to the coast and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Lon Massey and Ophelia Shannon Massey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Herbert Nall who passed away in May of 2016; four sisters: Rose, Ruth, Lois and Bertha; one brother: Otha. Those left behind to cherish her memories and continue her legacy are her daughter Cheryl "Sherry" Temple of Gastonia; one son and daughter-in-law: Herbert "Stephen" and Linda Hudgins of Belmont; one brother and sister-in-law, B.F. and JoAnne Massey of Kings Mountain; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law: Holly and Kelly Heddleson, Kristen and Josh Childers; five great-grandchildren: Devin Harvey, Aidan Reynolds, Maycie Heddleson, Braedon Childers and Eli Childers. Graveside and committal will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in the Evergreen Garden at Gaston Memorial Park 1200 New Hope Road, Gastonia, with Pastor Bobby Callaham to deliver words of comfort to Betty's family and friends. Active pallbearers are, Kelly Heddleson, Devin Harvey, Aidan Reynolds, Josh Childers and Braedon Childers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Betty's honor to the Gaston County Humane Society 114 Ledford Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina 28052. If you wish to make expressions of kindness and share fond memories, please visit Betty's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com. Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Betty Nall.
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