Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Sunday at the church.
Mrs. Wing was born on Oct. 11, 1937, in Gastonia, N.C., to Ernest Williams and Lena Stroup Williams. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Her cherished memories are left with her husband of 54 years, Harry Wing of Gainesville; her sons, Dub Wing of Gainesville and States Wing and his wife, Kerensa, of Suwanee; grandchildren, Kip Wing of Durango, Colo., Walker and Kyia Wing of Suwanee; and her dog Lucy.
Betty loved her family more than anything else in this world and always put others before herself. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and at one time served as Stephen Minister. She met her husband, Harry, while she was a Tri Delta at Brenau College and spent the next 54 years with him raising her two sons and loving her grandchildren. Betty's hobbies included collecting and reading cookbooks, watching the birds and other wildlife in her wooded backyard, reading the newspaper and cutting out articles to send to her family and friends and cheering on the Tar Heels! She was a steadfast and solid friend and had a close group of ladies that began a bridge club that eventually turned into a lunch group. Betty will be missed greatly by her family and friends, but they find solace in knowing that she is in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 or Best Friends Animal Society at www.bestfriends.org.
Condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com.
Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main St. SW, Gainesville, in charge of arrangements.