Betty Millard Denton

February 12, 1929February 20, 2021

Betty Millard Denton, 92 years young of Hixson, went to Heaven on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. She was born on Feb. 12, 1929 in Orme, TN to the late Lawrence and Addie Millard. She was one of 11 children. Of this wonderful family, Betty is survived by her younger brother Pat (Julia Ann) Millard and sister-in-law, Margaret Millard both of Dayton.

Her school years were spent in Dayton, TN where she was a basketball star at Rhea County High. After graduation, she married the late Bill Denton and together they had two daughters, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Betty worked as a cashier until her retirement, after which she enjoyed spending time with Family and Friends, traveling, and cheering on her UT Vols and Atlanta Braves.

Betty is survived by her two loving daughters Billie (Steve) Beene and Regina (Rob) Loveridge. She was adored and admired by her five granddaughters, Ashlee (Derrick) Sims, Heather (Rick) Tate, Amy (Alexa) Loveridge, Kristina (David) Smithson, and Jennifer Loveridge; four great grandchildren, Tyler and Conner Tate, Hunter and Henry Smithson. She will live on in the wonderful shared memories of the many members of her extended family.

The family will receive friends from 12 (noon) to 2 pm on Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Betty will follow at 2 pm on Tuesday at the North Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or

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  • Billie Beene (Steve), Daughter
  • Regina Loveridge (Rob), Daughter
  • Ashlee Sims (Derrick), Granddaughter
  • Heather Tate (Rick), Granddaughter
  • Amy Loveridge (Alexa), Granddaugher
  • Kristina Smithson (David), Granddaugher
  • Jennifer Loveridge, Granddaughter
  • Tyler and Conner Tate, Great Grandchildren
  • Hunter and Henry Smithson, Great Grandchildren
  • Pat Millard (Julia Ann), younger brother
  • Margaret Millard, Sister-in-law
  • She will live on in the wonderful shared memories of the many members of her extended family.



  • The family will receive friends

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021



  • Burial


Betty Millard Denton

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Sandra Hughes

February 23, 2021

The Denton family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time you are enduring. Sorry we could not be at the service today. Betty was just like family to us, a wonderful neighbor and dear friend. Our heart goes out to her family and friends but most of all to her daughters, Billie and Regina. God will be the one that will get you thru this difficult time. Each person must cope with their loss in their own way but don't forget about support from family and friends. They will need you and much as you will need them. Blessings to all the family.

Love Gary Mason and Sandy Hughes

John and Shirley Denton

February 22, 2021

So sorry Billie, Regina, and families that you have lost a beautiful mother. We know you will really miss her. May God wrap you in his love and comfort you during this time. We won't get to attend her service but we will be thinking of you. John and Shirley