June 21, 1936 - February 26, 2021
Mrs. Betty Dills Thurmond, age 84, of Hull, GA received her heavenly reward February 26, 2021. Betty was raised on a farm in Banks County by her late parents, Curtis and Janie Whitlock Dills, along with her 11 siblings. She eventually moved to Commerce for many years raising her family. A devoted mother and a hard worker, she eventually retired from Westinghouse in Athens. Betty was better known as Mama, Granny, or Mrs. Betty to those who knew her best. She loved and prayed for her family and friends immensely, and was always helping out in any way she could. She enjoyed having the family over for meals, telling entertaining stories from the past, riding around, rocking and visiting on the porch, and always being there to offer wise advice and support. Through all the adversities she encountered in life, she was a prime example of how you must go on. Betty was a member of Calvary Baptist in Statham. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thurmond was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Thurmond; daughter, Dianne Dills Smith; sons, Timothy Brown and Mark Brown; sister, Jeanette McDonald; brothers, Pledger, Curtis, Jr., Pete, Jerry and David Dills; and her loyal poodle, Toby. Mrs. Thurmond is survived by her son, Stanley Brown (Janice) of Homer; daughter, Kathy Egan (Gary) of Hull; former son-in-law, Michael Beasley of Danielsville; sisters, Hazel Brewer and Martha Welchel both of Jefferson, Carolyn Hill of Maysville and Shirley Roberts of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Shane Brown (Tami), Michelle Wyre, Joey Brown (Chance), Chance Beasley, Jake Beasley, Stephen Brown, Staci Flanagan (Josh), Paige Wilson (Jeremy), Cindy Chapman (Ted) and Grace Chapman; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 PM, Monday, March 1 at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Butch Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Betty Dills Thurmond, age 84, of Hull, GA received her heavenly reward February 26, 2021. Betty was raised on a farm in Banks County by her late parents, Curtis and Janie Whitlock Dills, along with her 11 siblings. She eventually moved... View Obituary & Service Information
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