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Betty Hester

May 13, 1933 — July 19, 2017

Betty Jean Berryhill HesterLaurensBetty Jean Berryhill Hester, 84, of 144 Spring Rd. and wife of Charles Wyatt Hester, Sr., passed away at her home Wednesday, July 19, 2017.Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Grayson and Ella Gossett Berryhill. Mrs. Hester was formerly employed with Liberty Life Insurance Co., was a member of First Baptist Church, and attended Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church.In addition to her husband of 65 years, she is survived by: a daughter, Pamela Hester Gibbs and husband William Herschel "Bill" Gibbs, Jr. of Laurens; grandchildren, William Jason Gibbs and wife Christa, Jeremy Todd Gibbs and wife Michelle, and Lauren Hester Cartee and husband Travis; great grandchildren, Abigail Bailey Gibbs, Mason Todd Gibbs, William Jason Gibbs, Jr., and Ryan Elizabeth Gibbs; and a daughter-in-law, Melinda Balch Hester.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: a son, Charles W. "Chuck" Hester, Jr. and brothers, Ernest Berryhill, Palmer Berryhill, and J.C. Berryhill.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson with burial in Westview Memorial Park.The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017.Condolences may be expressed to the family at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty Hester please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Westview Memorial Park
5740 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC, 29360


JUL 21. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360


JUL 22. 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, November 28, 2015

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

William Toney's Funeral Home of Zebulon

216 E. Barbee St., Zebulon, 27597

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

White Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church

7228 US Hwy 231, Middlesex, NC 27557

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