January 22, 1928 ~ January 9, 2021
Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC
Betty C. Israel, 92, of Candler, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Aston Park Health Care Center.
She was born January 22, 1928, to the late James Fred Carter, Sr. and Lillian Adelaide Davis Carter. She and Jesse L. Israel, Jr. were married for 67 years until he passed away in January, 2016. They were married at Davis Chapel Methodist Church on August 14, 1948, by the Rev. T.A. Groce and Rev. Albert Gordon. They became members of Piney Mountain United Methodist Church.
Betty was a descendant of Uriah and Rebecca Davis, 1790 settlers of now Pisgah View Ranch and the family of Solomon Crissley Carter of Buncombe County. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James F. (Bill) Carter (Jo), Criss T. Carter (Lucille, Maryann), and her great-grandson Ashton Bennett.
She is survived by her children, David Israel (Diane) of Asheville, Lonnie Israel (Gail) of Candler, and Janet I. Strickland (Danny) of Canton; seven grandchildren, Alan Israel (Heather) of Candler, Anna Howland (Jake) of Raleigh, Amber Berryman (Steve) of Holly Springs, Aaron Bryson (Courtney) of Wake Forest, Trevor Israel (Rhiannon) of Harrisburg, SD, Megan Strickland of Canton and Jessica Strickland (Slade Singleton) of Candler; and great-grandchildren, McKinley, William, Carter, Hayden, Emma, Connor, Natalie, Lilly and Sean.
Betty was a Candler High School graduate and went on to a vocational education business school and then to work for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Bean Stock Brokerage firm. As children came along, she worked for her husband at Styles and Israel Esso, then Israel Esso and went back to school to upgrade her business degree and went to work for Westinghouse as a computer payroll controller; she retired from there and went to work with her family at Jesse Israel and sons Nursery and Garden Center.
A private family graveside service will be held at Piney Mountain Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Piney Mountain Cemetery Fund, c/o Karen Scarborough, PO Box 821, Enka, NC 28728.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family and the on-line register is at GroceFuneralHome.com.