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Emily Kate Moyers Betts
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1884
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1929

Daughter of William T. Moyers and Carrie Maude Blalock
Obituary Wiregrass Farmer
Mrs. Kate M. Betts Passes Suddenly
A flash of lightning from a perfectly clear sky could have caused no greater surprise, and but few deaths have brought more genuine sorrow to Ashburn and Turner County than the almost sudden passing away of Mrs. Kate Moyers Betts, wife of the late George T. Betts, one of the county's most outstanding and useful citizens. This sad and untimely death occurred Tuesday morning around 3 o'clock in Atlanta at Wesley Memorial Hospital. Going about her duties as first grade teacher in the Ashburn Public Schools since September, seemingly in good health, to those around her, Mrs. Betts suffered a nervous breakdown in November. She went to Atlanta to Wesley Memorial Hospital for rest and treatment. At times, news leaked back home, she was improving; other times news came her condition was serious; and when she came home for the holidays to try and make things pleasant for the children for this occasion, all were encouraged to believe she would in time, be well. Immediately following the holidays, she returned to Atlanta and doctors who probably realized her condition stated that she had failed terribly while at home. She was operated on Tuesday afternoon. The operation was an extremely serious one and she never regained consciousness. Her body was brought to Ashburn yesterday morning and appropriate and touching funeral services held at the Methodist church at 3:30 p.m., by her pastor, Rev. J.S. Grahl. Music was rendered by Mrs. H.I. Shingler, Mrs. J.J. Story and Mrs. Annelle Murphy. Pall bearers were: J.L. Evans, Arthur Smith, J.S. Shingler, Jr., H.I. Shingler, J.J. Story, E.A. Rogers and C. H. Bishop. The Ashburn school and many of the business places closed for the funeral to pay tribute in this silent way to the departed one. Interment was at Rose Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by four beautiful daughters, Josephine, Maude, Katherine and Ann; her mother, Mrs. C.M. Moyers; two sisters, Mrs. J.H. Handwerk and Miss Maude Moyers; Four brothers, Messrs W.T., Eldon, Henry and John L. Moyers; sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie George Betts Ketchum. The deceased came to Ashburn in 1906 and served as first grade teacher in the Ashburn Public Schools. In her chosen profession, few excelled her. In June 1908, she married the late George T. Betts and became a citizen of Ashburn. Since that time, her life has been entwined, devoted and interested in everything that meant for the betterment of Ashburn and Turner County. Capable, wonderful ideals, a high appreciation of all that is good and beautifl in life, her going away is hard to understand and is an irreparable loss to her family and town. She was a devoted member of the Ashburn Methodist Church, prominent member of the Ashburn Woman's Club, recording secretary of the Third District Federation of Women's Clubs, active member of the Ashburn D.A. R., and vice-president of the Georgia Association, state wide organization of which Mr. Betts was president when his untimely and sudden death occurred six years ago last June. The way she assumed the heavy duties and responsibilities of life, after his going, her devotion to the ideals he believed in, to see the work carried on for which he gave his life , and the game fight she made, bespoke the wonderful and sweet character she was. There will be among all who her a "Sigh for the touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Taylor Moyers (1854 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  George Terrell Betts (1881 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  George Terrell Betts (1915 - 1918)*
 
 Sibling:
  Emily Kate Moyers Betts (1884 - 1929)
  Infant Moyers (1915 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Ashburn
Turner County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Jeannie Williams
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47167362
Emily Kate <i>Moyers</i> Betts
Added by: Jeannie Williams
 
 
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