Mary Kelly Lightsey

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 19, 1999

Mary Kelly Lightsey, 46, of McCalla, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999 at her residence.

Graveside services will be Friday, November 19, 1999 at 11 a.m. with burial following at Highland Memorial Gardens with Rev. Paul Nawlin officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry L. Lightsey of McCalla; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Mantooth of McCalla; two sons, Cody Wilson Harris of Bessemer; Michael Anthony Mantooth of McCalla; her mother, Elizabeth Kelly of Troy; four sisters, Libby Langford of Bessemer, Nancy Harris of Enterprise; Sandy Gardner of Troy, Susie Miles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Mike Kelly of Troy; John Kelly of Troy; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

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She was born on March 19, 1953. She was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church, and had been employed as a Medical Transcriptionist with Baptist Medical Centers for 19 years.

Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Betty Holmes Botts

Betty Holmes Botts, 66, of Antioch Community 282 County Road 54 in Troy died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999 at Edge Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Roger Waldrop and Dr. Ellis Bush officiating. There will be a 30 minute lie-in-state prior to the service. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church in Troy.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Holmes Botts of Troy; two granddaughters, Jennifer Botts Brewer and husband, Jeffery of Birmingham; Emily Botts of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Ellis Bush of Lynn Haven, Fla.; a brother, David Holmes of Brundidge; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Wyatt Austin, Bevin Green, Marty Green, David B. Holmes, Rex Thrash, and James Wright.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bosom Buddies of Edge Regional Medical Center, Women’s Missionary Union of Antioch Baptist, Dr. Richard Schloemer, Dr. Todd Pearlstein and Dr. Pamela Trantham.

She was preceded in death by son, Sam Botts III; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holmes. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Troy State College. She taught school for 26 years in the Pike County School System, serving primarily as an art teacher. She was active in Antioch Baptist Church and in the community; Brundidge Garden Club, Pike Co. Retired Teachers Association and Antioch Homemakers Club.

Visitation was at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to Antioch Baptist Church, C/O Hildred Smith, 4403 Hwy 231 S., Troy.