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Betty Ledford Stiles

December 18, 1931 - February 13, 2019

Betty L. Stiles, 87, of Anderson SC, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Hospice of the Upstate.

Born in Franklin, NC, on December 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Henry Monroe and Buena Donaldson Ledford.

Betty left home at 16 years old to attend boarding school in Berea, Kentucky; she then attended Berea College and received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education. After teaching home economics for several years, she returned to Western North Carolina and became an extension agent for Haywood County. She left that job to start a family. In 1967, she started teaching elementary school and taught until 1972 when she moved to South Carolina. In Pendleton, she became a substitute teacher for many years. In 1984, she started working at Interiors, Inc and worked in interior design until retirement in 1992. In 1992, she moved in with her daughter to help care for her 3 granddaughters and became their third parent.

She is survived by her daughter: Janis S. Hopkins (Holt); grandchildren: Jordan Hopkins (David), Brooke Hopkins and Alexandra Jones (RJ); great-grandchild: Jonathan Jorgensen.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a son: Keith A. Stiles; brothers: Jim Setser, Wade Setser, Don Ledford and a sister: Annie Lee Rhodarmer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pendleton Theater Cox Hall, 214 S Mechanic Street, Pendleton SC, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2pm with Rev. Jack Arnold officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson SC 29621.

The family will be at the home of Betty’s daughter, Janis Hopkins.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.