HEATH SPRINGS – Mrs. Betty Lou Couch Cauthen, 85, of Heath Springs, widow of Floyd William Cauthen, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her home.
She was born May 10, 1928, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Couch and Emmie Lorena Shehane Couch. She was a charter member of Oak Ridge ARP Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Circle.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Cauthen is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Oak Ridge ARP Church with the Revs. Glenn Welford and Langdon Ervin officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge ARP Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Cauthen is survived by two sons, Ronnie W. Cauthen and his wife, Vicky, of Pawley's Island, and James Al Cauthen and his wife, Lou, of Heath Springs; daughter-in-law Helen and her husband, Ronnie Shehane, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Chris Cauthen, Kim Cauthen (Hope), Melanie Busby (Buzz), Missy Robinson (Troy) and Al Cauthen Jr. (Melissa); and nine great-grandchildren, Christopher Cauthen, J. T. Cauthen, Gavin Cauthen, Justin Busby, Jalen Busby, Trey Busby, Carolina Cauthen, Rivers Cauthen and Preston Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, William Floyd Cauthen; a son, Floyd William Cauthen Jr.; brothers, Cletus Couch, William Couch, Wilbur Couch, Colemen Couch, Eugene Couch, Robert Couch, David Couch and James Couch; and sisters, Vera Barrett, Annie Hinson, Della Adams and Marie Phillips.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service and other times at the home of Al and Lou Cauthen, 692 Coldstream Road, Heath Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Ridge ARP Church, 2774 McIlwain Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058, or to Agape Hospice, 404 West Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.
Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Cauthen.