Betty Jean Dewees
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Betty Jean Dewees

October 24, 1928 - November 19, 2012

Betty Jean Dewees

October 24, 1928 - November 19, 2012


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Obituary for Betty Jean Dewees

Funeral services for Betty Jean Dewees, 84, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery.

Betty passed away November 19, 2012, in Wills Point.

Betty Jean Brackeen Dewees was born October 24, 1928, in Wills Point, TX, to the late Bedford Forest Brackeen and Betty Mae Mhoon Brackeen. She was raised in Wills Point and graduated in 1945 from Wills Point High School. She married Truman “Sonny” Dewees June 5, 1946 and they enjoyed thirty-seven years of marriage together. They moved to Dallas in 1956 and Betty worked for Texas Book Bindery for many years and Ellis Book Bindery. They returned to Wills Point in 1962 to make their home and raise their family. Betty was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. Family was the heart of Betty’s world and she succeeded in her ambition to be a good wife, mother and homemaker.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Mae Brackeen; husband, T.W. “Sonny” Dewees; son-in-law, Randy Rankin; sister, Wilma Baker; and granddaughter, Angie Bence.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Dewees and wife, Mary Jane of Sulphur Springs and Ronnie Dewees and wife, Dallas of Westville, Florida; daughter, Donna Whitehead and husband, Wayne of Wills Point; six grandchildren, Pam Emerson and husband Wade, Howard Neill, Rusty Rankin and wife Lori, Cami Morgan and husband Neil, Randa Dewees and Lara Dewees; nine great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends.

Family visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

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