Mildred Elizabeth Johnson Sawyers, better known as Betty Sawyers, 81 of Fries, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in the Twin County Regional Hospital.
She was born in Grayson County on Oct. 23, 1931, to Samuel Thomas and Myrtle Myers Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Eldridge Sawyers.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Meta and P.J. Smith of Hillsville; sons and daughter-in-law, Ronnie J. Sawyers of Galax and Larry A. and Darlene Sawyers of Fries; eight grandchildren and spouses; four great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and George Jones of Fries and Connie and Jerry Moss of Independence; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fries Baptist Church with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Providence Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street Galax, VA 24333
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013