Betty Jean Alexander age 91 of Hughesville passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia.

She was born on December 14, 1923 in Hughesville daughter of Clarence A. and Maude Ethel Swope Shaw. On March 6, 1948 in Longwood she married Carl E. Alexander and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1983.

Betty graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1941. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and the W. M. U. at Marshall Junction. She was also a member of the Bothwell Homemakers and Sedalia Jolly Elders.

Betty loved writing poetry, playing music and sewing.

She is survived by a grandson; Jason Knox (Caroline) and a granddaughter; Amanda Moore (Jason) both of Hughesville, three great grandchildren; Khale Knox, Maggie Knox and Colton Moore.

She was preceded by a daughter; Diane Knox. \

A celebration of her life will begin with visitation at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, November 7, 2015 with the service at 11:00 A.M. at First Christian Church with Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Hall, Gary Richardson, Bill Claycomb, Gary Griffith, Don Moore and Larry Mueller. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Joe Runge, John David Runge, Clay Mitchell, Bill Davis, Ronnie Richardson and Alan McCurdy. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to New Salem Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home.

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