Betty Jo Vandiver Patterson

Born: Wed., Jan. 13, 1937
Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2007

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Betty Jo Vandiver Patterson, age 70, of Greensboro, GA, died Friday, November 9, 2007 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Hall County on January 13, 1937 she was one of twelve children born to the late Hoyt S. Vandiver Sr. and Mary Lois Bryant Vandiver. When Betty was three years old, the family moved to Greene County. She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1955 and married Robert Julian Patterson on July 18, 1964 in McCormick, SC. After high school she was a seamstress for Lena Hy Garment Company, Stewart Apparel and Hometown Manufacturing. Her last job was working as a merchandiser for American Greeting Cards. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband of forty three years, Robert Julian Patterson, of Greensboro, GA, she is survived by a daughter, Kim Gunn and husband Joel of Greensboro, GA; sisters, Jeannette Veal and husband Walter of Rutledge, GA, Kathryn Melson and husband Walter of Crawfordville, GA, Carolyn Batson and husband Donald of Eatonton, GA and Linda Hutto of Cartersville, GA; brothers, Thomas Vandiver, Sr. and wife Geraldine of Greensboro, GA, Louie L. Vandiver and wife JoAnn of Greensboro, GA, Marion Vandiver and wife Faye of Eatonton, GA, Jerry S. Vandiver and wife Connie of the Liberty Community, and Darrell Vandiver and wife Kay of Greensboro, GA; two grandchildren, Hannah Gunn and Joshua Gunn; and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hoyt S. "June" Vandiver, Jr. and William Jarrell "Bodie" Vandiver.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Greensboro City Cemetery with Rev. Michael Hardy officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Doc Gunn, William Vandiver, Jody Vandiver, Jack Melson, John Lewis and Alan Vandiver. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Tammy Underwood
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Julian, Kim, Hannah and all other family, Our hearts go out to you at this time. We were so shocked to here of your loss. Tanner was worried about Hannah at school on Friday and Kim, Tanner just loves you. We are thinking of you all and cherish your memories and our prayers are with you. Tommy, Tammy, Trey, Tanner and Tal

Ashlie Miller
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Kim and Hannah, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray that God will give you His peace. Love to you both--

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Julian, Our thoughts and prayer are with you..

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Dear Kim, Joel and Family, Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers to you all. Lynn & Darryl Jessie & Dottie Wray

Lori, Tony, Ivy & Zach Smith
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Kim, Joel, Hannah, Joshua, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

Kristine & Cary Harmon
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Dear Kim, Joel, Hannah, Joshua & the entire family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you right now. As I come to a loss of words of what to say in a time like this, it does make me think of other words: Today, this evening, tomorrow and for the rest of your life - each day I am sure you say at least a few sentences that come straight from your mother's words growing up. As we entered into motherhood a part of us "became" our mothers! I know how proud you are to be able to say the things you do each day! We are here if you need anything - we mean that! With Love, Kristine, Cary, Katherine & Christopher

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Kim,Joel,Hannah,and Joshua, Just wanted to let you know that you are our thoughts and prayers at this diffcult time in your life,may God bless you and keep you in his tender care in the days to come.Keep faith in the Lord and he will help you through this time. Love,Brenda Lindsey and family