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Ms. Betty Faye (Lively) Nelson

February 8, 1949 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Ms. Betty Faye Lively Nelson, age 74, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at her residence.

Ms. Nelson was born  February 8, 1949, to the late Ray Lively and Wilma Burke Hunter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Lively; and one sister, Donna Hogue.

Survivors include daughters, Karen Gamble, Summerville, GA, Aimee Espy, Tiltonsville, OH; two sons, Tracy (Kathryn) Espy, Summerville, GA, Geoff Baird, Wheeling, WV; eight grandchildren, Joey (Anna) Shepard, Katie (Doug) Van Drei, Josh Shepard, Daniel Espy, David Espy, Nick Espy, Trey Espy, and Faith Baird; one sister, Melanie Howard, Summerville, GA; one brother-in-law, James Arnold, Summerville, GA.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

No formal visitation or funeral services will be held.

A drop-in friend and family gathering will be held Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. at West Summerville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  The public is invited.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN (

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