Betty T. Warbington
December 30, 1937 - May 7, 2021
Vienna, Georgia - Betty Teel Warbington, 83, died peacefully at her home with her family at her bedside on Friday.
Born in Pine Mountain, Betty was the eldest daughter of the late George Whitfield and Dorothy Elizabeth James Teel. A 1960 graduate of The University of Georgia (and a lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan), Betty taught for 34years in Dooly County Schools and Fullington Academy. In retirement, Betty continued to bless others by volunteering countless hours as a Pink Lady with the Women's Auxiliary at Crisp Regional Hospital. A dedicated member of Smyrna Baptist Church, Betty taught Sunday School and VBS, while faithfully serving as church pianist for over fifty years. The greatest joy in her life was her grandchildren. The consummate educator, she took great pride in teaching each of them to read. She adored her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, rarely missing a recital or sporting event. The ultimate hostess, Betty loved to entertain and cook. She collected cookbooks and loved gifting them to others, along with a heartfelt message inscribed inside the cover. Easter was her favorite holiday, as she enjoyed celebrating her risen Savior by hosting her entire family for the annual Warbington Easter Egg Hunt.
Betty was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Dewey and Emma Warbington; sister-in-law, Bernice Warbington Smith (Dilbon); brothers-in-law, Render Wright and William Croker.
Survivors: her husband and best friend, James Doby Warbington, Sr.; sons, James Doby Warbington, Jr. (Sandy) of Vienna, and George Teel Warbington (Jeanie) of Vienna; sisters, Joyce Teel Wright of Greenville, Georgia, and Dotty Teel Croker of Lawrenceville, Georgia; sister-in-law, Janice Warbington Stewart of Kingman, AZ; grandchildren, James Doby Warbington, III (Alaina), Bethany Warbington Cason (Landon), Lauren Warbington Fletcher (Michael), George Austin Warbington (Elizabeth), and Madison Teel Warbington; and great-grandchildren, Sarah-Margaret Teel Warbington, Emma-Reese Elizabeth Warbington, James Doby Warbington, IV, Audrey Jane Fletcher, Wesley Chapman Cason, Mary-Austin Caroline Warbington, Mackey Charles Warbington, and Maddox Preston Warbington.
Funeral services will be at 11 am Monday at Smyrna Baptist Church with interment in Vienna City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home PO Box 329, Palmetto, Georgia 30268.
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Published by The Telegraph on May 10, 2021.