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Bettye Lenoir

November 5, 2012

ABERDEEN — Mrs. Bettye Hudson Lenoir, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from an extended illness at Pioneer Garden Suites in Aberdeen.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with Brother Truman Thompson and Rev. Whit Lewis officiating.
Burial will follow in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Nov. 15, 1930 to James William Hudson and Annie Montgomery Hudson in Durant. She lived in Monroe County for the past 75 years. She graduated from Aberdeen High School where she was Miss AHS.

She attended MSCW for two years. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen where she sang in the choir for over 60 years. She was a life member of Aberdeen Garden Club.

She was a true southern lady who never met a stranger. Her smile was contagious. She loved her bridge club which she was a member for 61 years.

She and her beloved husband of 61 years, Whitman Hill Lenoir, lived in the family home, Lenoir Plantation where they raised their daughters. She was a gracious hostess from many pilgrimages and special events at the Plantation Home. Whit and Bettye moved to Starkville in 2000 where they were avid MSU sports fans for many years and enjoyed cheering on their Bulldogs.

She is survived by her husband, Whitman Hill Lenoir of Aberdeen; daughters, Sally Lenoir Scott (Bob) of Aberdeen and Besty Lenoir Lewis (Howard) of Kosciusko; brother, James "Jimmy" Williams Hudson of Milton, Fla.; four grandchildren, LeLe Newell (Chris), Stephanie Thompson (Robert), Whit Lewis (Leanne) and Griffin Lewis (Madeleine); four great-grandchildren, Hunter Sanders, Scotty Waits, Karsen Sanders and Liam Lewis; and her precious caregivers, Rosie Walker, Brenda Gates, Pam Gates and Diane Randle.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen or American Cancer Society.

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