Bettie New Obituary
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In Memory of

Bettie J. New

April 26, 1931 - June 7, 2014

Mrs. Bettie Jean Estes New, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Born April 26, 1931 in Douglasville, GA, where she remained as a life-long resident. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church on Burnt Hickory Road. To all the friends receiving cards from Bettie, her kind gestures will surely be missed.

Bettie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry New; her parents, Raymond and Lutie Mason Estes; and a brother, Jimmy Estes.

She is survived by her son, Mitch New and wife Kimberly; daughter, Leigh New; sister, Joyce Ogle; grandchildren, Katie Sheets, Melissa Edwards, Sara New, Rebecca New, Brittany Laney, Tyler Laney; and a niece, Lori Robbins and husband Scott.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Reverend Terry Marbut officiating. Interment will follow at Douglasville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Bettie’s memory to Liberty Baptist Church, 1651 Burnt Hickory Road, Douglasville, GA 30134.

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

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