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OBIT: Ms. Betty Rose Drake, Age 84, Of Riddleton

Ms. Betty Rose Drake

Miss Betty Rose Drake of the Riddleton Community died at the age of 84 at 3 a.m. Saturday morning December 30, 2017 at the Concordia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since July 8, 2015.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday afternoon January 3rd at 1 p.m. with Bro. Jeff Burton Officiating. Burial followed beside her mother in the Rose family lot in the West Section at Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Born December 2, 1933 in Carthage, she was the daughter of the late Ben Shelton Drake who died in Kenton, TN at the age of 70 on May 11, 1967 and is buried in Ridgewood Cemetery and Willie Mai Rose Drake who died at the age of 36 on May 18, 1936 when Miss Betty Rose was only two years old.

Miss Drake was reared by retired Smith County teacher, her aunt, Miss Annie Lee Rose who died May 5, 1980 at the age of 81.

She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Ruth Drake Lester and Louis Rice Drake.

Miss Drake attended Smith County High School

She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in the Beasleys Bend Community at Riddleton.

Surviving are two nieces who have loving cared for Miss Drake, Anita Weimar of Franklin, TN and Barbara Jones and husband James of Kingston Springs; half-brother, Ben (Benny) Phelps Drake and wife Sherry of Kenton, TN.