Graveside funeral services for Lucy Bettis, 91 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Tuesday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held November 9, 2012 in the Springwood Cemetery in Greenville, South Carolina with Reverend Dan Buckhiester and Rev Paul Buckhiester (her nephews) officiating. Donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the United Methodist Church or the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home, who are in charge of all arrangements.
Lucy Eugenia Bettis was born on March 10, 1921 in Greenville, South Carolina to Frank and Hattie Buckhiester. She grew up and went to school in Taylors, SC and graduated from Taylors High School. After high school Lucy attended North Greenville College and Furman University. She was married in 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina to Vance Bettis. Lucy was a stay-at-home mother for several years, following her husband to education positions in Pickens and McColl, SC. During her years in McColl, Lucy became the librarian at a rural school. In 1970, the family moved to Lancaster, SC where Mom joined the staff at the Lancaster County Library. She continued to work there until she retired in 1986. Mr. Bettis passed away in August of 1992 and Lucy continued to live in Lancaster, South Carolina until 2003, when she moved to Buffalo, Wyoming to be near her daughter.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in United Methodist Women. Lucy enjoyed reading, needlework, the card game "I Doubt It", and most of all: a good laugh.
She is survived by one son, Wendell Bettis of Clemson, South Carolina; one daughter Alice Swett and her husband Steve of Buffalo, Wyoming, and two grandchildren, Vance Swett of Durham, North Carolina and Bonnie Swett of Buffalo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.