North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


March 22, 2013

Betty Barnet Dobbs

Betty Barnet Dobbs

NORTH JEFFERSON — Betty Barnet Dobbs, 72 of Warrior, passed away March 17, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Harris Barnett and Grady Freeman Barnett; by her younger brother, Donald Freeman Barnett; and loving husband of 52 years, Lee Carson Dobbs.

She is survived by her loving and adoring daughters, Donna Dobbs Bentley of Warrior and Sandra Dobbs Watkins (Mickey) of Lake View; one grand-daughter, Amy Branyon Baker (Craven) Las Vegas; two grandsons, Braden and Matthew Watkins of Lake View and one great-grandson, Charles Craven Baker IV, of Las Vegas; two younger sisters, Jo Ann Barnett Morris (H.G. Morris) and Marie Barnett Miller, both of Birmingham; one aunt, Betty Jo Bagley of Roebuck, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of West End High School, and of Jefferson State Community College. She was a beloved Sunday school and kindergarten teacher at Warrior First Baptist Church. She later went on to work for Bradford Health Services in Warrior, and after a lengthy career with them, retired. She loved to oil and water paint; one of her works, that of Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, has been displayed in London's, St. James Palace in New Zealand. She also loved to garden, and do arts and crafts.

Betty was an active member in the Magnolia Garden Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother, doting on her grandchildren. She was also the caretaker of her husband during his lengthy illness. She was an honest and true lady; and angel on earth.

The family would like to thank her friends and neighbors for their help, and caring concern during this time, and the staff at Legacy Health and Rehab in Pleasant Grove, as well as Mr. Tom Cooper and other staff at Comfort Care Hospice.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at noon. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the chapel at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Trussville directing.

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