Bette Burgin Gettys, 92, formerly of the Duncan’s Creek Community, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Fairhaven Home of Bostic. Born in Rutherford county, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Burgin and Nannie Bell Harris Burgin and the widow of the late Fred Gettys. Bette retired as a supervisor for PPG after twenty three years of service. She had traveled to twenty-seven countries during her lifetime, was a member of the Wesleyan Women’s Club and co-founder of the Republican Women’s Club.
Survivors include her son, Mike Gettys and wife Nina of Ellenboro, NC; daughters, Fredia Nolen and husband Jim of Marshville, NC, Ginger McCraw and husband Bobby of Ellenboro, NC, Ann Moore, of Ellenboro, NC and Pam Gettys of Ellenboro, NC; a brother Reverend Max Burgin and wife Mickie of Ellenboro, NC; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great- grandchildren, and two great- great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activity Fund of Fairhaven-Bostic, 149 Fairhaven Dr, Bostic, NC 28018 or to Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, 1658 Duncan’s Creek Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.
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