Ms. Betty Ruth Hames Collier

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

2 thoughts on “Ms. Betty Ruth Hames Collier

  1. I am sorry to hear of your loss. One of the most difficult things we have to deal with is the death of a loved one. The Bible promise: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.

  2. My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Betty. Although we hadn’t had the opportunity to meet Betty personally we do understand the pain of losing one so dear. We would like to share with you comfort we have experienced from Gods word found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our Heavenly Father is truly a wonderful source of comfort, he is always there for the broken hearted and those crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18) Please take a few moments, share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished, may they bring you comfort and peace as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time time.

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