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Betty Lorraine Berkley

December 15, 1935 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 81)

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Betty Lorraine Berkley, 81, of Simpsonville, a loving mother of seven children, died Thursday, July 20, 2017.

She was the widow of Edward Charles Berkley.

Born in Jersey Shore, PA, she was a daughter of the late Donald Hughes and the late Elizabeth Parsons.

Betty was a member of the Central Simpsonville Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses where she served faithfully. She loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Doris Newhart (Ed), of Easley, Gail Smith (Kenneth Jr.) of Hallstead, PA, and Deb Wyant (Terry), of Fountain Inn; four sons, Lewis Berkley, of Fountain Inn, Keith Berkley, of Kirkwood, NY, Robert Berkley, of Cape Coral, FL, and Wayne Berkley, of Taneyville, MD, thirteen grandchildren, Dana Wyant (Cecilia), Stephanie Wyant (Steve), Ed Newhart (Stevie), Laura Williams (Jim), Bill Berkley, Danielle Breed (Charlie) Amanda Bixby (Jonah), Andy Berkley, Shawn Crowley (Leslie), Amy Percario (Toby), Norma Percario, Jeff Berkley and Bryan Berkley; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and three great- great grandchildren. She is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Shirley Beuchel (Mark), Linda Barnes (Carl), and Ellis Berkley (Susan).

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hughes, and a sister, Helen Green.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel, with a Memorial Service to follow at 4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601 or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.


JUL 25. 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Southeast Chapel

1604 NE Main Street

Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

Memorial Service

JUL 25. 04:00 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Southeast Chapel

1604 NE Main Street

Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

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