Betty (Downs) Durepo

Born: Sun., Sep. 6, 1936
Died: Thu., Jul. 23, 2015


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jul. 25, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 25, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel


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Betty Downs Ethridge Durepo

Betty Downs Ethridge Durepo passed away on July 23, 2015, at the age of 78 following a long period of declining health.  Betty was born in Athens, Georgia on September 6, 1936, to the late Asa Lloyd Downs and Henrietta Poole Downs.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kent M. Durepo and Linnis E. Ethridge.  Betty’s survivors include three daughters: Edith E. Brown and husband Tab of Danielsville, GA, Myra E. Stewart and husband Ken of Siloam, GA, and Andrea D. Ethridge of Marietta, GA; two grandsons: Tyler and Cole Stewart  of Siloam, GA; a sister: Carol D. Ivie and husband Charles of Watkinsville, GA; and many nieces, cousins, and dear friends.

Betty grew up in Athens, Georgia where she graduated from University High in 1954, Young Harris in 1956, and the University of Georgia in 1958 with a degree in Home Economics.  Betty’s working career included Georgia Power, Athens Tech, Patchwork Junction, the Calico Patch and Greene County DFACS.  Betty was gifted in sewing, gardening, cooking, quilting, painting and doing crafts.  

She was a member of Covington First Baptist Church and attended Greensboro First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed participating in the Garden Club and Cotton Boll Quilt Guild while in Covington, GA.

During the last few years her medical needs were excellently administered by the caring and skilled staff of Boswell-Parker Health and Rehabilitation Center in Greensboro.  Memorial donations may be made to Boswell-Parker Health and Rehabilitation Center at 1211 Siloam Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Hospice Advantage of Athens, 2470 Daniels Bridge Road, Suite 171, Athens, GA 30606.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel  with Rev. David Bridwell officiating. The Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.  

 

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jane Cobb
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
My love, prayers and sympathy. Sorry I will not be able to be with you on Sat. So glad I had good visits with your mom at Willow Run. Love, Jane

Sandra Roper
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Betty. I did not realize that she was in poor health. I know you will find comfort knowing that she is now well and celebrating with our Lord and your dad. Love, Sandra

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss, I am praying for you and your family. Your mother was a wonderful woman.

Cindy Brown
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
My prayers are with Your family in this time of loss.

Evelyn Jones
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
Reed and I extend our deepest sympathy to all Betty's family. and praying for all to know God's care love and comfort. Betty was a blessing in our life here at FBC Covington!

Reed and Evelyn Jones

Gail andGene Lindsey
   Posted Thu July 23, 2015
Dear Myra, Edith and Andrea,

We were so sorry to learn of Betty's passing. May our Lord be with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Gail & Gene

Brenda Stone
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Myra, So sorry about your mother. I will not be able to come to the service but will me thinking of you all. Love, Brenda

Jo Beth Simons
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
I knew Betty through the Cotton Boll Quilt Guild and later the Healing Hugs quilt ministry in Covington. She was a talented and gracious lady. My sympathies go to her family and friends.

Joan Castellana
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Edith, Myra, and Andrea:

I was so saddened to hear the news about your mother. "Miss" Betty was such a sweet person, and I remember many wonderful times in her company. Each of you will be in my prayers in the days to come. Losing your mother is one of the most difficult times in your life, as I can attest.
May you find strength and courage in God's amazing love.

Joan Walton Castellana

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Lisa and Randy Shuman
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
So sorry about your mother. We will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kaye May
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Edith,
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Ron, Kaye, Hannah, and James

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Dear Edith, Myra, Andrea, and families,
Your Mother brought much joy to our lives and we shall miss her! She was like a "second" mother to Kay and Kay has many fond memories of visiting your home. We remember the beautiful birthday cake that Kay dropped before it was even cut and served. We, also, cherish the happy days when your Grandparents and Aunt Carol came to visit Mama and Papa and us! All of you are dear to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can help with anything!
with love,
Maner, Marjorie and family

Johnnie and Jane Satterfield
   Posted Fri July 24, 2015
Johnnie and I were so sorry to hear about Miss Betty. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 92

Bonnie Johnson
   Posted Sat July 25, 2015
Dear Edith,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have kept up with her declining health through Phyllis. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this phase of life. May you feel the presence of God in all of the prayers of your friends.
Love you lots,
Bonnie

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat July 25, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the family during this time and in the weeks and months to come.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Sun July 26, 2015
"Miss" Betty was a smart, talented lady. I have fond memories of being in her home. I always enjoyed seeing what she was making or doing. I wish I could have been there this weekend, but please know you are all close to my heart and in my prayers.. I am so sorry for your great loss. Love, Kay

Page T. O'Neill
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015
Betty took me to my first quilt guild meeting, for which I am eternally grateful. I loved having her as a neighbor and a mentor. I'll bet Doris Hicks was glad to see her.
Much love and sympathy to her girls. Best regards, Page.

Anthony (Tony) Dillard
   Posted Thu August 27, 2015
Miss Betty comforted me following the death of her first husband. It was one of the most courageous and meaningful acts of my life and I am forever grateful.