Betty Lou Braddock

December 19, 1938September 18, 2021

Betty Lou Allen Maness Braddock, 82 of Greensboro, NC passed peacefully into God’s hands on September 18th, 2021. She grew up in the small southern town of Troy, NC which instilled in her the values of civility, humility, and a love for those around her. She carried those values and shared those beliefs her entire life. She was very fond of music, animals and had a giving spirit.

Betty was preceded in death by her father and mother (Floyd and Edna Allen), her five sisters (Hazel Thompson, Ruby McIntyre, Alice Loflin, Billie Blue, and Peggy Barrow), and her three brothers (Miley Allen, Buddy Allen, and Charles Allen).

Betty married and was preceded in death by Cleve Colston Maness. They had three daughters, Sheila Maness Gehrke (Charles), Tammy Maness Hood (Chris), and Cindy Peterson Voss (Bill). She had six grandchildren, Dr. and Mrs. Tabatha Smith Alderman (Eric), Dr. Wesley Smith, Ms. Brittany Justice (James), Mr. Keyan Peterson (Lacey), Mr. Cody Peterson (Matthew), and Miss Katarina Voss and three great-grandchildren, Claire Elizabeth Alderman, Ella Grace Alderman and James Justice Cross.

A private ceremony is being held in her honor at Floral Garden Memorial Park. Entombment will take place at Floral Garden Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409.


  • Floyd & Edna Allen, Parents (deceased)
  • Cleve Colston Maness, Husband (deceased)
  • Sheila Maness Gehrke & husband Charles, Daughter
  • Tammy Maness Hood & husband Chris, Daughter
  • Cindy Peterson Voss & husband Bill, Daughter
  • Tabatha Smith Alderman & husband Dr. Eric Alderman, Granddaughter
  • Brittany Justice & husband James, Granddaughter
  • Katarina Voss, Granddaughter
  • Dr. Wesley Smith, Grandson
  • Keyan Peterson & wife Lacey, Grandson
  • Cody Peterson & Matthew, Grandson
  • Claire Elizabeth Alderman, Great Granddaughter
  • Ella Grace Alderman, Great Granddaughter
  • James Justice Cross, Great Grandson
  • Hazel Thompson, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruby McIntyre, Sister (deceased)
  • Alice Loflin, Sister (deceased)
  • Billie Blue, Sister (deceased)
  • Peggy Barrow, Sister (deceased)
  • Miley Allen, Brother (deceased)
  • Buddy Allen, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Allen, Brother (deceased)

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Humane Society of the Piedmont


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Betty Lou Braddock

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September 23, 2021

She was a very kind and decent human being. She always treated me well. She will certainly be missed!

Kathye Luther Muehlheuser

September 23, 2021

Oh, how I loved Betty Maness!! She was my second mama and put with some shenanigans with all us girls, for sure. I have a zillion great memories with Tammy, Cindy, Sheila, Tabitha and Mama Betty, including a few great beach trips. She was the sweetest woman to me. I loved her and I love this family. Rest in Peace, Betty Lou, knowing you raised a great crew in this earthly life.

All my love,
Kathye Luther