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Betty Gillette

Betty Gillette, 91, of Dayton, Tennessee died Thursday, January 11, 2018.

She was a member of Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, and loved to volunteer helping others with anything possible.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Gillette; parents, Amos S. and Bertha Herron Calhoon; brother, Henry Calhoon; and sister, Mable C. Dillon.

Survivors include her son, Gene (Denise) Gillette, Dayton; daughter, Robin (David) Sullivan, Georgia; five granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; special friend Penni Foust; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, at Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church in Dayton, with Pastor Bill Ewing officiating. A private burial took place January 15 at Summer City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to either Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church, 3680 Blythe Ferry Road, Dayton, TN 37321 or Hospice and Palliative Care 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405, web address

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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