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McMichael, Betty B.

McMichael, Betty B. Age: 79

Passed Away: 2011-02-04

Funeral Home:

Betty B. McMichael, 79, of Snellville, entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kim McMichael, of Westminster, S.C.; daughter, Bobby Lynn Martin, of Lawrenceville; two brothers, Jerry and Brenda Burford, and Thad Burford, all of Griffin; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years in 1982, Charles Madison McMichael, Sr. Betty was born on Sept. 30, 1931, in Jackson, Ga., to Bessie Smith Burford and Paul Burford. She was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended Business College. She became the first official full-time City Clerk of Snellville when Jack Dillard passed her all the documentation for the City of Snellville in a fishing tackle box in 1970. She remained in that position until 1989, when she retired. The Betty B. McMichael Conference Room at Briscoe Park is named in her honor for her devoted service to the City of Snellville. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing bingo and was a devoted Braves fan. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. The service celebrating her life will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m., at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment will be held at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted, but donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, Ga. 30006, in memory of Mrs. McMichael. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel (770) 979-3200, “A FAMILY COMPANY,” has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.