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Mrs. Betty Ann Spivey of ….

Mrs. Betty Ann Spivey of the Rockledge Community, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Mrs. Spivey was born in Rome, GA. She grew up in Treutlen County and graduated from the public school system. She and her husband lived in Alaska, while he served in the U.S. Army, for a short time before returning to Laurens County. She was a graduate of Georgia Teacher’s College which is now Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Education. She was an educator in Laurens County for 35 years, before retiring in 1996. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, was the chairman of the Bereavement Committee and volunteered at all church festivals and events. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton Otha and Elizabeth Messer Thigpen; her husband, Bobby Gene Spivey; 1 son, Jeffrey Alan “Al” Spivey; 1 sister, Marilyn Thigpen Lisenby Skene; her in-laws, Alver and Pearl Wynn Spivey.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Beth Spivey, Rockledge; nieces and nephews, Clay Lisenby and family, Forsyth, Nancy Lisenby Jenkins, Macon, Shaw Lisenby and family, Fargo, ND, Blake Lisenby, Macon; her special friend, Lynette Morris and a longtime family friend, L.H. Wicker, both of East Dublin.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., in the Williams Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Mertz and Rev. Jordy Barwick officiating. Interment followed in in Minter Cemetery.

Sammons Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Betty Spivey

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