Obituary: Betty Ann Capps

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Betty Ann Capps, 70, of Thompson's Station, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at her residence.

Ms. Capps was born in Marshall County. She graduated from Central High School and pursued a career at South Central Bell, after which she entered the insurance industry. She worked with Royal Globe, Jack Brandon and BB & T from which she retired in 2009. As a key player on the Salvation Army softball team, she helped lead her team in winning the State Championship in Hartford, Conn. She also played basketball for the Oak Motor Mustangs for several years. For 25 years, Betty was an active member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), serving three years as President of the Nashville Chapter. She also was a member of the National Association of Insurance Women.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Capps.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret E. (Burrow) Mabry of Thompson's Station; daughter, Diane (Dan) Whetstone of Smyrna; sisters, Patricia (Nick) Dahms of Waterloo, Ind. and Barbara (William) Roberts of Lewisburg; brothers, Ronald (Judy) Capps of Ridgetop, Joe (Beverly) Capps of Manchester, and Freddie (Barbara) Capps of Cornersville; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Harvey officiating, followed by burial in Hopper Cemetery in the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Alive Hospice, 1716 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203-9658.