Betty (Smith) Douglas (1929 - 2014)

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Betty Smith Douglas, 84, of Williston passed away Monday March 31, 2014 at her home, surrounded by family.
She was born in Trenton June 14, 1929 to Radie Langford Perryman and Samuel L. Perryman.
Betty was a talented seamstress who made wedding dresses and men's suits. She was also an excellent Southern cook, and owned a restaurant on Main Street in Williston in the 1950s.
She retired as a District Manager for Avon. Betty loved flowers, and kept a beautiful yard, having won the award for "Yard of the Year" several times, as awarded by the Woman's Club. Her yard was also featured in an article in the Gainesville Sun. Betty was a loving wife to two husbands and devoted to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her great great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Williston. Recently, she began attending the Williston Church of God, where her mother, Radie Stanley was a lifetime member.
Survivors include her children, Linda Smith (Harold) McGruther, Mark Henry (Linda) Smith, and Greta Smith (Sam) Rice; six grandchildren, Evan (Vickie) Sullivan, Leah (Donald) Winter, Ansley (Casey) Thomason, Kyle Smith, Allison Smith, Melissa Rice; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Pete Smith, and then by her second husband of five years, Edwin Douglas.
There will be a visitation held Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Williston, 339 East Noble Ave., Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday April 4 at the Williston Church of God 850 SW 7th St., Williston, FL.
Interment will be next to her husband Pete Smith in the Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston.
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.
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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Williston Pioneer on Apr. 3, 2014