Betsy Stanley Vaughan Carver

July 17, 1931October 5, 2017
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Carver, Betsy Stanley Vaughan, 86, passed away on October 5th, 2017 surrounded in love by her family. Betsy was predeceased by the love of her life, Odell Nelson Vaughan in 1976, and by her second husband Robert Warren Carver in 2015; her parents, Lee and Marie Stanley; and her brother, A. Wayland Stanley. Betsy was a devoted wife, mother, MeMe, Nana, and friend. She gave selflessly of herself to see that others were taken care of and felt loved. She was a devout Christian and member of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church where she served as Chair of the Deacon Board, Sunday School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Chair of the Pastor Search & Personnel Committees, member of the Finance and Counting Committees, and Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She is survived by her daughters, Gwen Craddock (Huntington, WV) and Dana Baldacci (Mechanicsville, VA), as well as her sons-in-law Russell Craddock and Don Baldacci. Betsy is also survived by her four loving granddaughters, Angela and Gina Craddock of Huntington, WV and Katie and Claire Baldacci of Mechanicsville, VA. The family would like to thank Ms. Anna Pitt and staff for the love and care that they provided during the past weeks as well as Heartland Hospice. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 4-6 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, October 8th at 2 PM. Interment following at Signal Hill Cemetery, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Donations in memory of Betsy may be made to Covenant Columns Manor, C/O Ms. Anna Pitt, 510 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223 or Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church Endowment Fund, 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond, VA 23228 or Heartland Hospice, 10800 Midlothian Turnpike #303, North Chesterfield, VA 23235. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at

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