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BETTY J. RYALS
Betty Jean Payne Ryals, age 84, passed
away, Friday, August 7, 2009 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in
Palatka. She was born in Jessup, GA and lived most of her life in
South Putnam County. She and her family traveled for 22 &1/2 years
supporting her husband as he served in the U.S. Navy. For the last
eight years she enjoyed spending her summers at Buffalo Campground
in Blowing Rock, NC. She was a loyal housewife, mother and a member
of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Live Oak Golf and
Country Club and First Presbyterian Church of Crescent City.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, William “Bill” Ryals and a son, Freddie Michael Ryals.
She is survived by sons, William “Lee”
Ryals and wife, Alice of Palatka and Kenneth Wayne Ryals of Ft.
Lauderdale, sister, Evelyn Agnew of St. Augustine, 5 grandchildren,
Stacey Johnson and husband, Eric, Kevin Ryals and wife, Katie, David
Ryals and wife, Cindy, Nicole Cope and husband, Troy and Vanessa
Ryals, 3 great-grandchildren, Scott Johnson, Ethan Johnson and
Memorial services will be held at 11:00
AM, Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Trinity United Methodist Church,
1400 Husson Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177 with the Dr. Eugene Maddox
officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church from
10:00 AM Saturday until time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care
Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177 or to Trinity
United Methodist Church, 1400 Husson Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177.