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Doris Elizabeth Bley
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1969
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2007
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA

Doris Elizabeth Bley, fondly known as "Bett", succumbed to a fourteen-year battle against cancer on Thursday, June 7, 2007. She was surrounded by family and friends who faithfully supported her through the years. It is certain that all prayers for Bett gave her the strength and the courage to continue the valiant fight. Bett bravely fought the disease with dignity and humility.
To all who knew Bett, she was truly a child of God. She lived as she believed serving the Lord, sensing and administering to those in need, and loving unconditionally. Her warm hugs and contagious smile conveyed the love that she had in her heart. Even though cancer has taken Bett's physical life, it can never destroy her beautiful soul. Bett's love for all of us, her children, family and friends, will continue forever.
Bett was born Oct. 20, 1969 in Greenwood, S.C. She attended Greenwood Schools and the S.C.
Governor's School of Arts, where she pursued her gift of art. Bett also attended the University of South Carolina and Winthrop University. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was active in Circle No 5. Bett was very involved in her children's education, volunteering and attending school functions at Merrywood Elementary.
Bett is survived by her three children, Margaret Meadows, Isabel Benton and John Durham Bley.
Her children inspired her to continue her courageous battle; they were truly the "light of her life". She is the beloved daughter of Cheryl Y. McCord and John Haddon McCord, Jr and his wife, Sandy R. McCord. She is also survived by her sister Amy McCord, her brother, John H. (Jack) McCord III, and her maternal grandmother, Mattie Y. West of Saluda. Bett's family also includes Dr. and Mrs. Roger Bley, Cindy and William (Skillet) Ray, Mary and Mike Fulmer, a stepsister, Angie R. Ellis and husband, Jeff, nieces Alyson Ray and Madison Ellis and nephews Zachary Ray, Haddon McCord, and Triston Ellis. She is predeceased by her grandparents John H. (Red) and Doris C. McCord of Greenwood and Ansel M. Yarbrough of Saluda.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. David Mayo officiating. Burial to follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 until 8 p.m. at Harley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Cobb, Thomas Harvin, Thomas Kinard, Keller Lawrence, Tony Makar, Jerry Stevens and Taylor Stokes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Anderson, Rich Crabtree, Wes Few, Bob Erwin III, jon holloway and Furman Self.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC, 29648.



 
 
Burial:
Oakbrook Memorial Park
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: In Memory Of My DAD
Record added: Jun 08, 2007
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Doris Elizabeth Bley
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