Betty Marsee

MIDDLESBORO — Betty Sowders Marsee, 75, of Middlesboro, passed away Monday March 31, at the Middlesboro ARH. She was born May 9, 1938, in Middlesboro, KY, the daughter of the late Steely and Ina Broshear Sowders. She was a longtime member and Sunday School Teacher at Yeary's Chapel Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Cletis Marsee, a Sister: Violet Hatfield and 2 Brother: Robert Scott Sowders and Dewey Sowders. She is survived by the following members of her family:

Sister: Joyce Willis of Ewing, VA

Brother: John (Debbie) Sowders of Lancaster, KY

Sister-in-law: Inge Sowders of Frankfort, KY

And a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Preston Smith presiding. There will be no visitation. Interment will follow in the Yeary Cemetery in Middlesboro.

Being that Betty had great love and affection for animals, memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2534, Middlesboro, KY 40965. Online condolences and guestbook are available at

Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.

Funeral Home

Creech Funeral Home
112 S 21St St Middlesboro, KY 40965
(606) 248-4700

Published in The Daily News from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014