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Virginia J. Beatty

October 27, 1919 — October 3, 2019

Virginia J. Beatty, 99, of Franklin passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at The Caring Place.

The daughter of the late Albert B. Walters and Mildred J. Fury Walters Bell, she was born in Franklin on October 27, 1919. �She was a 1937 graduate of Rocky Grove High School.

She and William H. Beatty were married on August 28, 1937. �Mr. Beatty preceded her on November 19, 2002. �An infant son and her brothers, Clarence Walters and Albert Walters, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Beatty is survived by: her daughter, Mary Jo Strawbridge and her husband, Francis R. Strawbridge, of Philadelphia, PA; two granddaughters, Lynn Strawbridge and her husband, Royal Edmondson, of Vietnam and Margaret Butterworth and her husband, Robert, of Seattle, WA; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Mackenna Butterworth; her niece and ward, Helene Walters Reagle and her husband, Keith Reagle of Grand Valley; two grandnieces Khristina Mays Chess and her husband, Mark, of Huntsville, AL, and Jennifer Mays of Pittsfield, PA, and a great niece, Kara Mays; and her nieces, Susan B. Walters and Sally Marbich, and her husband, Mark, of Franklin.

She was a member of the First Church of God at Seventh Street, the First Church of God's Woman's Ministry, the Senior Fellowship Sunday School Class and participated in a variety of civic and service organizations. �

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 312 W. Park Street, Franklin. �

The service and interment will be private.

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