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Betty Jean Howard

November 24, 1933 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 85)

Betty Jean Howard, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.


She retired in 1996 from Emerson Electric in Paris where she worked in production.  Betty loved working in the yard and enjoyed camping and butterflies.


Betty was born November 24, 1933, in Camden, TN, to the late John Waters and the late Ina Sparks Waters.


She was married March 9, 1974, to Carl Howard, who preceded her in death on February 23, 1998.


She is survived by her four sons, Ronald Gray of Buchanan, TN, Lonnie Gray of Danville, TN, Thomas (Anita) Gray of McKenzie, TN, and Donald Parker of Big Sandy, TN; six grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, J.T. Waters, Jimmy Waters, Dean Waters, and Ralph Waters.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with a private graveside memorial service to be held at a later date.


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