Ulysses "Bobby" Betts, 79, died March 3, 2013, at his home in Fort Pierce. He was born in Blountstown and was a longtime resident of St. Lucie County, coming from Pelican Lake. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Hall's Memorial Church of God In Christ, where he served as a deacon. He was an entrepreneur for many years, operating Betts's Grocery Store on Avenue D, Fort Pierce. He was a master carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Mozella Betts of Fort Pierce; daughters, Emma Carroll, Barbara Gail Ingram, Barbara Ann Briggs, Brenda Young, Lavette Ingram, Gwendolyn Betts, Sharyl Betts and Emma Samuel Martin, all of Fort Pierce; mother, Florence Betts of Fort Pierce; brothers, Cleotha "Mattie" Betts and William Carl Betts, both of Fort Pierce; sisters, Annie Pearl Osby, Lillie Pearl Davis, Ceola Kitt, Marjorie Gaskin, Priscilla Johnson and Andrinne Dover, all of Fort Pierce, and Patricia Morris of Port St. Lucie; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Gail Martin. Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. March 8 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. March 9 at Greater Faith 13th Street Church of God, Inc. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park. A guest book is available at www.stonebrothersfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 7, 2013