Originally created 09/23/99

Mrs. Bettye Stokes



Mrs. Bettye L. Watson Stokes, 73, formerly of 404 E. Espinosa St., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Briarwood Nursing Center, Tucker.

The funeral will be at noon Friday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Emmett T. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Stokes, a native of Leesburg, Fla., had retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Chi Eta Phi Sorority and Springfield Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir.

Survivors include two sons, Leroy Stokes III, Augusta, and Bruce Stokes, Atlanta; a brother, Chester Watson, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Springfield Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Chi Eta Phi Sorority and Lamar School of Nursing.

Friends may call at W.H. Mays Mortuary.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 23, 1999