Mrs. Joyce Russell Betsill

Dec. 9, 1932 - March 6, 2009

Mrs. Joyce Russell Betsill, age 76, of Hampton passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009 at Christian Ministries Hospice.

Mrs. Betsill was born in Fulton County on Dec. 9, 1932 to the late Clarence Sherman Russell and the late Clara Mae Pierce Russell. Mother of the late Clifford Darrell Betsill, she is also preceded in death by brothers, Charles Russell and Clarence Russell. Mrs. Betsill was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Faith Independent Baptist Church in Hampton.

Survivors include her husband, Roger W. Betsill of Hampton; sons and their spouses, Roger William "Bill", Jr., and Carol Betsill, Larry Glenn and Gail Betsill of Griffin, Tony Russell and Linda Betsill of McDonough, Kevin Toddy and Sharon Betsill of Hampton, Kim Tracey and Katrina Betsill; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Betsill will be conducted on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Pastor Myron McIntyre and the Rev. Gregory Tyler will officiate. Interment will follow in Berea Cemetery in Hampton. Friends may visit the family Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home and other times at her residence, 27-2 East Main St., in Hampton.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.