Bettye Batchelor Wester

Published 12:07 pm Monday, August 6, 2012

April 8, 1938 —

Aug. 3, 2012

The funeral service for Bettye Batchelor Wester, 74, of Bainbridge, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Austin L. Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens, with Chuck Wester, Buddy Wester, Joe Putnal, Johnny Smith, Bill Wester and Brian Butler serving as active pallbearers.

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The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Ivey Funeral Home.

Bettye was born April 8, 1938, in Savannah, Ga., the daughter of William Idus “Red” Batchelor and Dollie Ruth Wells Batchelor. She passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Archbold Memorial Hospital, in Thomasville, Ga.

She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1956, Florida Junior College, and Florida Institute of Real Estate. She married Bennie Lee Wester in 1958 and moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1960. She was a retired broker for Wester Realty Corp. and a member of Highlands Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

She was a Master Flower Show Judge and served on the governing board of the Garden Club of Jacksonville since 1960. She served on the governing board of Jacksonville Riverside Women’s Club and was a charter member of Queens Harbour Yacht and Country Club. She was a volunteer for the Beaches Habitat Program.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bennie Lee Wester Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Bennie Lee Wester of Bainbridge; her son, Bill Wester of Satsuma, Fla.; her daughter, Janet W. Butler of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; her sister, Caroline B. Meachum of Jacksonville; and her grandchildren, Brian Butler and Lauren Butler and their father, Keith Butler.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.