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Betty Lee (Holmes) Neely

September 2, 1938 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Betty Neely Obituary

Betty Lee Holmes Neely, 85, of Ardmore, AL, passed away January 11, 2024.

Betty was born on September 2, 1938  in Erlanger hospital in Florence, Kentucky.  She graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee, and Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. She was an Elementary School Teacher for both the Florence City School System in Florence, Kentucky, and for the Huntsville City School System in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Betty loved her Husband, Chester Thomas Neely, Jr. They had 56 wonderful years together, traveled to all 50 States, and several countries.

She loved God, serving Him, and doing His work. She loved her church, College Park Church of God, and the many friends she had there. She had a heart and passion for world missions. She loved camping, bicycling, singing, teaching, and learning. She loved spending time with friends and family, board games, puzzles, and laughter. She never met a stranger.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Chester Thomas Neely, Jr., February 1, 2023; Dad, Alvin Lee Holmes; Mom, Florence Grayson Holmes; Sister, Carolyn Jeanne Robinson; and Son, Dennis Wayne Neely

Betty leaves behind her children, Angela Neely Rackard (Joseph Hansen); Brant Thomas Neely, Sr. (Peggy Jones Neely); grandchildren, Brant Neely, Jr. (BJ), David Hindman Jr., Brandon Neely, Alex Rackard, and Lucas Hansen; and her great-grandchildren, Chelsea Hindman, David Hindman III, Brant Neely III (Tripp), Cardin Neely, Harper Neely, and Weston Rackard. She also leaves behind a host of other family and friends who loved her dearly. 

Visitation will be held at Spry Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will proceed at Huntsville Memory Gardens following the services. 

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January 23, 2024

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville
2411 Memorial Parkway NW
Huntsville, AL 35810

Funeral Service
January 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville
2411 Memorial Parkway NW
Huntsville, AL 35810


Huntsville Memory Gardens
6810 University Dr NW
Huntsville, AL 35806


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