Memorial service
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
11:30 AM
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
1700 Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN
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SIMPSON, Betty Cartwright Betty Cartwright Simpson, a longtime resident of Atlanta, Florida and East Tennessee, died peacefully at her Atlanta home on Friday, October 14, with her children at her side. She was 90. She was the wife of the late Hugh D. Simpson, whom she married in 1946 and set up housekeeping in eastern Tennessee, where she also helped build family businesses in residential construction and hotel ownership in Etowah and Athens, Tennessee. A fourth-generation native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Mrs. Simpson was the daughter of William B. and Alma Fleeman Cartwright. Known by family and friends for her quick humor and stylish demeanor, she was an avid follower of current events and politics, including the current presidential race, and was a dedicated fan of the Tennessee Volunteers football team. After raising her children and helping operate the family business for many years in Tennessee, Mrs. Simpson retired with her husband to Fort Myers, Florida, for several years and later moved to Atlanta. In addition to spending time with her beloved grandchildren, Mrs. Simpson enjoyed playing bridge, reading and visiting the beach at her family's winter home in Florida. During her years in Etowah, she enjoyed her parents' gardens, square dancing with the Sugarfooters and joining her husband at their favorite fishing spot, Pete Smith's Watts Bar Resort in East Tennessee. She also was an ardent supporter of programs benefiting America's military veterans, particularly those who served in World War II. Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Thomas Kent Simpson; a brother, Carroll F. Cartwright, and his wife, Anita; her husband's parents, Carlos C. and Winnie E. Simpson; and daughter-in-law, Susan W. Simpson. She is survived by a son, David C. Simpson of Atlanta; her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Simpson Mould and David Mould of Washington, D.C.; her grandchildren, David Mould Jr. and Lesley Mould; her niece, Dianne Cartwright Stewart, and her husband, Tim Stewart, of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a sister-in-law, Bettye Simpson Self of Charleston, Tennessee; as well as numerous members of the Carlos C. Simpson family in the Cleveland, Tennessee, area and beyond. Mrs. Simpson's family is especially grateful for the skill and kindness of her caretakers in Atlanta, who brought her so much comfort and happiness in her later years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Mrs. Simpson in the form of contributions to research on a cure for lung cancer, which claimed her daughter-in-law Susan earlier this year. Please send memorials to "Lung Cancer Research" as directed by Dr. Suresh S. Ramalingam of the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Building C, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1700 Ocoee Street, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311, with Dr. Darris K. Doyal of Morristown, Tennessee, officiating.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 23, 2016
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