Betty Coursey Herndon died peacefully in the arms of her beloved husband C.M. Herndon in at Piedmont Hospital on July 20, 2017. They met at Fulton High School, became high school sweethearts, and married after graduation. She is predeceased by her mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Coursey and two infant children, Charles and Jeannie who died in their infancy. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was born on July 29th, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia and was the youngest of 13 children. She and her husband C.M. were very active in The Shriner’s and their Fulton High School Alumni organization. They were lifelong members of Bethany Methodist Church in Smyrna, Georgia where Betty’s parents were founding members from the original Grove Park Location in 1915. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM from the Bethany United Methodist Church, 760 Hurt Rd. SW Smyrna, GA 30082 and Review will take place 1 hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Please make contributions to the Yaarab Shrine Children’s Hospital Fund, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, Ga 30308 Wages and Sons Funeral Directors 1040 Main Street, Stone Mtn, Ga 30086 770-469-9811.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of you and Aunt Betty from when I was a child.
    She was so vibrant and beautiful and that is how I will remember her. Mother could not make the trip but our thoughts are with you.
    Beth Herndon Cochran

  2. The Good Lord just does not make ’em like this anymore. Be with your little ones, and rest in peace. You will be sorely missed…

  3. So sorry to learn about your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.

  4. I remember dinners at Grannie’s, if there were babies in the house (and there almost always was) you would find Aunt Betty bouncing them on her knee. You loved on us all and if we were lucky, on our babies too. God bless, we love you!

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