Betty J. Prather Parrish, age 81, of LaBelle, Florida, formerly of Somerset, passed from this life on Monday, February 29, 2016, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Betty was born on August 23, 1934, in Somerset, daughter of the late Charles and Zora Eaton Prather. She was of the Baptist faith. Betty enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jeanie Watkins and Lynette Parrish, of LaBelle, Florida; her brother, Henry R. (and Freda) Prather, of Shelbyville, Indiana; her sister, Sue Prather Hawk, of Somerset; eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Betty in death are her parents; her first husband, Cecil Jones; her second husband, John Parrish; her sons, Jimmy Jones and Johnny Parrish; her daughters, Kaye Jones Capling and Trudy Parrish; her brothers, Bill Prather and Earl Prather; and her sisters, Marie Ping, Peggy Slavey and Kaye Grundy.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 4, 2016, after 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Henry Prather officiating.
Burial will be in Grave Hill Cemetery, in Tateville. Pallbearers will be Dustin Turner, Randy Wheet, Pearl “Twig” Campbell, Ronnie Soard, George Bullock and Adam Grundy.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.