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Betty Kathleen (Watkins) Gainey

September 18, 1927 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Betty Gainey Obituary

Betty K Gainey, 96, of Darlington, S.C, passed away of natural causes September 28th, 2023. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 Friday, October 6, 2023 in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:45pm at the funeral home on Friday.

She grew up in Hartsville, S.C until marrying her husband of over 75 years Heyward Gainey, Sr of Darlington S.C. Betty was predeceased by her parents Dantzler and Minnie Leola Watkins, 8 brothers and sisters, two sons, James (Jimmy) Gainey, and Larry Gainey, SR.

She is survived by so many loved ones. Her son Heyward Gainey, Jr, granddaughters: Catina Gainey Treadway, Amy (Dan) Gainey Zeznanski, Kim (Timmy) Gainey Eaddy,  and her grandson Larry Gainey Jr. She was survived by 4 great grandchildren, Darien Gainey, Ashley Blnkenship, Sierra Gainey, and Noelle Harrell. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including a few very close to her, niece Donna (Marty) Boseman, and her family Brandi (Chase,Londyn) Wright, Lindsay (Blake,Keira,Lorelai) Wallace, nephew Dennis (Marie) Watkins, nephew Johnny Watkins as well as so many more that she loved and adored. Betty was referred to most, as Granny, she was the Granny to so many, who were not even her own.She was someone who was loyal to the end, and many could count on her when they needed a little advice. She was a lover, a giver, and a beacon of hope for so many who knew and loved her.  Betty was a devout Christian, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. She loved her job as a beautician for over 30 years, and made many lifelong friends along her journey. She was a self made woman back when that was mostly unheard of. She is and will always be an angel looking and taking care of us.She will forever be missed, but never forgotten. We all love you Granny.


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October 6, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Belk Funeral Home - Darlington
229 West Broad Street
Darlington, SC

Graveside Service
October 6, 2023

2:00 PM
Grove Hill Cemetery
405 S. Warley
Darlington, SC 29532


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