Funeral services for Betty Atherton were held at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp May 22, 2021, with interment at Shiloh Cemetery.
Betty Jane Atherton was born Aug. 15, 1931 in Styx, Henderson County, to parents Walter Wiley Hutcheson and Mary Bell (Workman).
Betty was a master without a certificate in gardening. She loved working in her yard where she grew vegetables and had fruit trees. The onions were so plentiful they had them at every meal. Betty was a very loving, giving person, she especially loved giving from her garden. She also taught a Bible Class at the Kemp Church of Christ in Kemp.
Betty will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank Atherton, brother Tom Hutcheson and sister Mary McFaul.
She is survived by son Lynn Atherton of Dallas, nieces June Gilbert and spouse Jerry of Kemp and niece Cindy Svoda and spouse Johnny of Kemp, great-nephews Matthew Gilbert and spouse Sairi of Kemp, Jacob Gilbert and Tyler Gilbert of Kemp, and Bryan Svoda and spouse Charree’ of Houston, sister-in-law Norma Hutcheson of Kemp, great-great-nephews Titus-Oak Svoda and Cyrus-Bodark Svoda of Houston.