Ms. Betty Ruth Hames Collier, 80, of Blacksburg, South Carolina, entered eternal rest on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Cherokee County and was a Daughter of the late Teacola Hames.
Betty was a graduate of Granard High School and a retired employee from Hamrick’s of Gaffney.
She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a long-time member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church. There she served as deaconess, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Christian Education Director, conference worker, church musician, missionary and, most of all, a disciple of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her brother Bobby Joe Hames.
She leaves to cherish loving memories; three sons, Kenneth (Ruby) of Gaffney, Melvin of the home (Zondral of Gaffney), and Darryl (Cheryl) of Greer; two sisters, Ruby Hames of Blacksburg and Maggie Fields of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Kenya and Ryan Hames, Ethan Collier, Jaiden Oliver, and Michelle Bailey (Ricky); great-grandchildren, Taneesha, Ricky, Aiden, and Mya Bailey, and a grand dog Sapphire; ex-husband and life-long friend, Elijah Johnny Collier; sisters in love, Sue Collier, Katherine Eller, and Shirley Whitaker; first cousins, Willie Lewis Hames (Margaret) and Bonnie Tompkins; special family friends, Kathy Ridgeway and Sandra Davis (Larry); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Family will receive friends Saturday, January 13 from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.
Funeral services will follow with Rev. Wanalyn Barnett officiating.
Interment will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The Gilmore Mortuary