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Bettye McDonald

July 29, 1935 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 82)
Bettye "Betsy" Webb Wallace McDonald passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017, at the age of 82. She was born July 29, 1935 in DeRossett, TN, the daughter of L. C. and Rhoda Page Webb who preceded her in death. Betsy attended White County High School, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Don Wallace. Bettye moved to Chattanooga as a young bride where she raised two sons. Betsy was always an avid sports fan and supporter of the Baylor High School and University of Tennessee football teams. Her favorite hobbies were travel, gardening in her yard, decorating her home, and watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball. While raising her sons, Bettye worked for DuPont and Hamilton National Bank in Chattanooga, where her customers stood in line to wait on her because of her friendly smile and bubbly personality. In 1977, she and her family relocated to Atlanta, GA, where she worked for 20 years and retired from First Bank & Trust Company.
Bettye was preceded in death by her first husband of 38 years, Don Wallace, as well as her second husband of 19 years, Jim McDonald. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Sallye Webb Worthington.
Bettye leaves behind her two sons, Mike (wife Diane) of Dunwoody, GA, and Mitch (wife Kelley) of Woodstock, GA. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Ben, Page and Tom, as well as many nephews and nieces. A special thanks to the staff of Brookdale Memory Care Center in Roswell, Ga, for their wonderful care for Bettye.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 10:30am to 11:00am, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow at 12:30pm at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Bailey Avenue in Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, TN 37415. Visit to share condolences.

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Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

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