Garry Betty

Family-Placed Death Notice

Garry Betty, president and CEO of EarthLink, passed away on January 2, 2007 at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife Kathy, sister Rena Lane, niece Amber Lane Wilhite, nephew Cameron Lane and nephew Wesley Morris. The beloved son of Bobbie Roulaine Betty and Charles J. Betty, Mr. Betty was raised in Columbus, GA and a member of the Northside Baptist Church also in Columbus. A leader in the Internet, financial and business worlds, Mr. Betty had headed Atlanta-based EarthLink since 1996. Before joining EarthLink, Garry served as CEO of Digital Communications Associates, Inc. (DCA) - the youngest CEO of a New York Stock Exchange listed company. Mr. Betty was an active and dedicated member of the Atlanta community. He graduated in 1979 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. In 1993, he was named the institute's Young Alumnus of the Year, was included on the "Top 40 Under 40" list in Atlanta's business community. In 1999 he was listed as one of Upside Magazine's "Elite 100." In 2001, Mr. Betty was awarded the annual Technology Leadership Award given by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, he was named one of the Most Influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He was inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in 2005. He also was a member of the Boards of Directors of Equifax, Global Payments, Inc., Georgia Tech Board of Trustees Foundation and the Carter Center Board of Councilors. The family announced that the visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2007 from 6-8 pm at H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. 404 261-3510. The funeral will be held at the same location at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2007. The entombment service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Parkhill Cemetery, Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum, 4161 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907. The phone number is 706-561-6360. An information site and tribute to Mr. Betty with an open forum for his many friends and acquaintances has been set up at Mr. Betty's family requests that those wishing to pay their respects can send donations in lieu of flowers to The Garry Betty Foundation established to further cancer research at the following address: The Garry Betty Foundation, c/o EarthLink, Inc. Level A, 1375 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309. The public can also visit or call 1-800-EARTHLINK. H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 404-261-3510

Funeral Home

H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel
4550 Peachtree Road Ne Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 261-3510

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2007