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July 8, 2019
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Betty J. Whitley Myers, of Riceville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2019, at her home.


A native of High Point, NC and former resident of Orlando, Fl. and resident of McMinn County since 1979. She was the daughter of the late D.S. Whitley and Lakey Mae Southern Whitley and was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Ann Brown; brothers, Gary Whitley, Darrell Whitley, Jimmy Whitley, and Jack Whitley.  She was a former secretary with Martin Marietta and Motorola and formerly with Orange County Parole Board. She was a member of Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle.


Survivors include her husband of over 67 years,

   Richard E. Myers of Riceville

One daughter and son-in-law,

   D. Michele Myers Pegg and husband, Larry of Greer, SC.

One son,

    Ricky Myers of Riceville

Two grandchildren, Jessica Kelley Howard and Samantha N. Pegg

Two great grandchildren, William Hunter Howard and Adeline Cheyanne Ruth


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday at Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle with Brother Anthony Wynn officiating.  The body will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Hammonds Cemetery.


Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Betty J. Whitley Myers.

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