March 22, 1929 ~ December 26, 2001

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Skyland, NC

Skyland ~ Betty Gregg Williams, 72, of 20 Old Turnpike Road, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at Mountain Area Hospice.

A native of Asheville, Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late Mildred Vance and Robert L. Gregg, Sr. She was also predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Gregg, Jr. Mrs. Williams was a registered nurse at Mission - St. Joseph’s Hospital where she retired in 1991. She was a member of Skyland Baptist Church where she had formerly served as a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include her husband, Wade E. Williams of the home; a daughter, Rebecca W. Penland and her husband, Philip of Skyland and two grandchildren, Amanda and Darrell Penland.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with Revs. Carl Mintz and Charles Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Jessie and I were sad to learn of Betty Lou’s death; please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I have known Betty since l952 and worked with her at St. Joseph Hosp. Later I worked with her at Mission Hosp. in Newborn Nursery until she retired. She was always such a fun person to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family.

  3. I was deeply saddened to here about your loss. I worked with Betty at Memorial Mission Hospital for a few years,and I always thought she was one of the sweetest, caring,ladies I have known. Betty was very supportive,and comforting to me on more than one occasion. I will never forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead.

  4. I worked with Betty at St. Josephs in surgery. She was a very good friend to have. I’ll never forget her recitation of Andy Griffiths ‘What it was. was Football’. My best to the family.

  5. Betty was my granmother, and she was a alsome granmother. I will never forget her smile and the way she laughed,or the sparkles in her eyes. she had a smile that could light up a room. She always tought me about God and how to cook mine and her favorite food spanish rice. In september we went to the beach and I had the best time of my life just being with her. Even though she is gone the love i have for her will never end. I miss her so much i just can’t wait intill i see her again. I will always rember the times we had together. everytime I was around her I was so happy.I can go on and on about her but the best word to say about her is she was an angle. she had the sweets and the most kindess hart a person can have.There is just one thing left for me to say thank you God giving me an angle for a granmother.


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