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Betsy Earnest Carson

  • "Though we can't be there with you on Sunday, we will be..."
    - Betsy Phillips
  • "Aunt Betsy was a wonderful person."
    - JJ Teems
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    - Jim Pyle
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    - Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes East Chapel

Betsy Earnest Carson, age 78, of Social Circle, died on Friday, July 26, 2013, after a brief illness.
Born on December 8, 1934, Betsy was a graduate of the University of Georgia. While there, she met Johnny Carson Sr., and they married on September 11, 1955. Betsy spent 20 years as an educator before retiring in 1991. She was a 37-year resident of Greene County, and was preceded in death by her husband in April of 2009.
Survivors include her son Johnny Carson Jr.; daughter, Dianne Thomas (and husband, Bruce), of Social Circle; brother, Charles Earnest Jr., of Calhoun; beloved cousins, Mary Lindamood and Debra Eubanks, of Tyrone; and grandchildren, Josh Carson, of Florida, Laura Carson, of Bridgewater, Mass., and Cody, Julia, Mary Hannah, and Caleb Thomas, all of Social Circle.
A celebration of Betsy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, at Monroe First United Methodist Church. Live long and prosper.
Lord Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 4, 2013
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