Betty Jo Edwards
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Betty Jo Edwards, 80, of Greenville, SC and formerly of Hendersonville, NC died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Elizabeth House.
Mrs. Edwards was born October 10, 1932 in Alabama to the late Murray Miles and Hazel Wallace Brown. She grew up in Birmingham, AL and Miami, FL before moving to Hendersonville when she was 12. She graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1951 and then married in 1952 to Edward Wayne Nuckolls.
Mrs. Edwards moved to Greenville, SC in 1971 where she attended Greenville Technical College and earned a degree as a Surgical Technician. She then worked at Greenville General and Greenville Memorial Hospitals and for several doctors in the Greenville area. Other professional roles that she held were as a realtor and as the owner and operator of an adult day care center. She loved to sew and was a talented Heirloom seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Edwards; three sons, Hugh Edward Nuckolls of Indianapolis, IN, Joseph Wayne Nuckolls of Hendersonville, NC and John Barry Nuckolls and wife Rebecca of Taylors, SC; and two sisters, Jane Sager of Columbus, NC and Mary Ann Grogg of Columbus, IN. She was preceded in death by a brother, Murray Brown, and her second husband, Thomas F. Barton. Other survivors include 7 grandchildren: Miles Allen, Edward Alexander, Jonathan Blake, Elizabeth Eileen, Jennifer Alexandria, Ashley Ryan, and Cory Edward.
Mrs. Edwards is also survived by the four children of James Edwards and their families as well as the two children of Tom Barton.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Travelers Rest, SC with a graveside service to be held at 3 pm at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville, NC.
Memorial donations or flowers are acceptable. Memorial donations may be directed to Elizabeth House at Four Seasons, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 1, 2012