Originally created 01/23/06

Mrs. Betty Apperson (AIKEN, S.C.)



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AIKEN, S.C. - Betty Anne Bishop Apperson, 60, wife of Courtney E. Apperson, Jr., died Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Born in Radford, VA, she was the daughter of the late Roy Thomas Bishop and Edrie Mae Barton Bishop of Pulaski, VA. She was a professional gifted and talented educator and a member of First Christian Church, Aiken, SC. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her daughter, Lori Anne Apperson Gourdin and son-in-law, Peter P. Gourdin, III of Seneca, SC; daughter, Cara Joy Apperson-Rogers of Aiken; sister, Phyllis Elaine Bishop of Pulaski, VA; sister, Frances Eugenia and her husband, J.W. Crigger of Pulaski, VA; grandchildren, Lyric Rebekah Rogers, Dezmond Moss Rogers, Larkyn Anne Rogers, Ian Christopher Gourdin, Jacob Aubrey Gourdin; mother-in-law, Helen Virginia Thacker Apperson of Aiken; sister-in-law, Carolyn Apperson-Hansen of Shaker Heights, OH; niece, Kirsten Elizabeth Anne Hansen; nephew, Thomas Matthew Crigger and great niece, Alexia Dawn Crigger. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 2PM at Aiken's First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Fred Andrea III, and Rev. Don Morris officiating. Visitation will be held immediately following the services. Burial will be held at Thornspring United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pulaski, VA, January 25, 2006 at 2PM with visitation from 12:30PM to 1:30PM at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Pulaski, VA. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Cumbee Center, P.O. Box 1293, Aiken, SC 29802 or the Aiken's First Baptist Church Christian Women's Job Corp., P.O. Box 3157, Aiken, SC 29802. Please visit Mrs. Apperson's online memorial at http://shellhousefuneralhome.com Shellhouse Funeral Home, 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle January 23, 2006