Betty Ann Malone Straight
November 18, 1942 – July 22, 2013
Ms. Betty Ann Malone Straight, our beloved sister in Christ, went to be with our Lord on July 22. She was 70 years old.
While she was born in Greeneville, she moved to Florida in the mid 1980s.
A graduate of Greeneville High School, she continued her education at Virginia Intermont and also at the University of Tennessee.
A business owner and entrepreneur, her most recent position was the club manager and event coordinator of the Pompano Beach (Fla.) Elks Lodge.
A member of the Loyal Order of the Women of the Moose, Greeneville Chapter No. 1598, she was also a devoted and extremely active member of the Elks Lodge No. 1898.
Additionally, she was involved with the Order of the Eastern Star in Greeneville.
A proud supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County, she also helped with St. Jude Children's Charities and other organizations and charities too numerous to mention.
She was a Methodist by faith and was a lifelong member of Bales Chapel United Methodist Church in Greene County.
She received numerous awards and honors for her dedication, donations, and hard work from the organizations and charities she supported.
She enjoyed NASCAR and the University of Tennessee sports programs. She was an accomplished artist, florist, decorator, seamstress and had a great passion for cooking.
She was preceded in death by both parents: George A. and Blanche B. Malone of Greeneville, as well as two brothers, Joe Hal Malone, also of Greeneville, and James Allen Malone. She was also preceded by a brother-in-law, Bill C. Whitehead.
She leaves behind a loving and devoted group of loved ones and family: a son: Ted Lane Bryant II and his wife, Carla, of Johnson City; a daughter: Mary Bronwyn Bryant Perry and her husband, John; a grandson: Alex Bryant; two granddaughters: Beth Bryant Catron and Erin Perry; a grandson-in-law: Sasha Catron; a great-granddaughter: Brylee Catron; a sister: Mary Alice Whitehead; a brother: Kenneth Malone and his wife, Brenda; three nephews: Doug Malone and his wife, Jenny, Mel Malone and his wife, Terri, and Joe Malone and his wife, Diane; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins, as well as many dear and close friends too numerous to mention.
At the time of her passing, her friends of more than 50 years, Jewel Burger of Greenville, S.C., and Rebecca Saye of Harriman, were close, as well as her dear and supportive friends, Ernie Heermance, Frank "Whitey" and Durinda Whitehead, and David Morin and family, all of Florida.
Betty Ann will be sadly missed by many and was held in high regard, respect and deep affection by any and all who knew her. She made certain that she lived her life as an example for all to make this world a better place for all. This will always be her everlasting testimony.
The family will be planning two public memorial services for their loved one. Her wish is to have a service in Florida at the Kraeer Funeral Home, 1655 University Drive in Coral Springs.
They will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today with a service of remembrance to follow afterward.
For this service, the honorary pallbearers will be the gentlemen of the Loyal Order of the Elks Lodge of Pompano Beach.
It was her desire that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to the charities that the Elks Lodge supports. If that is not possible, then to the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County.
Her wish was to also have a public memorial service at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, July 27. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with a service of remembrance to follow afterward.
For this service, the honorary pallbearers will be her loving family members and her beloved family in Christ at Bales Chapel UM Church.
Her wish was that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her name to either for the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County or a worthy charity of the donor's choice.
The family will be honoring this loved one's request to have two private ceremonies for the releasing of her remains both in Florida and in Tennessee - "The only two places she ever called home."
- Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2013
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 27, 2013
Betty Ann Malone Straight
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December 20, 2013
I only learned yesterday of Betty's passing. She was a special friend, we met several years ago while living at Villa Rio Condominium in Pompano Beach, Fl. We enjoyed golfing, bowling,gambling and shared
many meals together as well as many enjoyable parties. I am more than
sad to hear of her passing. I moved from Florida to Minnesota three years
ago when I retired. We travel to Fl. every winter and always got together
with Betty when in town. We did some email's but not often. I loved her
dearly she is gone way too soon.
July 27, 2013
Betty Ann was like a second mom to me growing up. She is loved and will be missed.
Louise & Bud Hildebrand
July 26, 2013
Betty Ann was not only smart and fun but caring and warm. Someone we could really talk to about important things one minute and then laugh like crazy with the next. Luckily she was just the kind of person we loved.
July 26, 2013
Betty Ann always carried her smile and laughter to pass it on to enlighten other's days from our days in high school and that smile is welcoming to her loved ones that are greeting her new body in Christ? With her earthly talents she is going to be busy showing off her talents to the other angels in that golden city! Her reuniting with loved ones has comforted her empty spot! Peace and comfort to her family, extended family and precious friends!
Linda Ann Duggins
July 24, 2013
God has called another angel home.
Betty Ann was a person that never met a stranger. To her everyone was a "Child of God" and looked upon them accordingly. She touched the lives of those her knew her in so many quite gentle ways. A true Lady. She was a friend to all and will be missed.
July 24, 2013
She was a sweet bright lady, All our class loved her! Clarence Wills
July 23, 2013
Having a friend for over 60 years is very special, and this friend was very special....Rebecca Saye one of many, many Tennessee friends
Frank & Durinda Whitehead
July 22, 2013
Betty Ann, the Sister of my Heart. I will cherish all of our laughter and tears, we shared so many memories together. Our love and sympathy to Ted, Carla, Mary, John, Erin, Beth, Sasha, Brylee, Alex, Mary Alice, Kenneth and the rest of her family. She will always live in our hearts.