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Betty Ruth Clark Willette

February 16, 1928 — August 20, 2023


Betty Ruth Clark Willette, 95, of Siler City, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Betty was born in Chatham County on February 16, 1928, to Roland Hayes and James Maude Quakenbush Clark.

Mrs. Willette was a member of First United Methodist Church. Betty retired from University of Anchorage, in Alaska where she worked in the Agriculture Department. She also worked for UNC and Chatham County within the Agricultural departments. She enjoyed reading, watching golf, traveling and gardening. She loved her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Curry Willette; brothers: Billy R. Clark and James Walter Clark; and sister: Selma Clark Phillips.

Betty is survived by her son: Michael Willette and wife, Rae of Sanford; daughters: Brenda Marshall and husband Donnie Kerr of Fleetwood, NC; and Susan Parker and husband, Gerry of Asheboro; grandchildren: Melanie Marshall, Katie Marshall, Austin Parker, Rachel Parker, Joshua Willette, Alyssa Collier, and Autumn Collier; great grandchildren: Riley Amrozowitz, Cale Amrozowitz, Jameson Parker, Rex Russell, and Jesse Russell.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Keith Miller officiating.

Memorials may be made to the North Carolina Zoo Society.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Willette family.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery

715 Sandy Branch Church Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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