Betty J. Whitley Myers of Riceville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2019, at her home. A native of High Point, N.C., a former resident of Orlando, Fla., and a resident of McMinn County since 1979, she was the daughter of the late D.S. Whitley and Lakey Mae Southern Whitley and was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Ann Brown; and brothers, Gary Whitley, Darrell Whitley, Jimmy Whitley, and Jack Whitley. She was a former secretary with Martin Marietta and Motorola and formerly with the Orange County Parole Board. She was a member of Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle. Survivors include her husband of over 67 years, Richard E. Myers of Riceville; one daughter and son-in-law, D. Michele Myers Pegg and husband, Larry, of Greer, S.C.; one son, Ricky Myers of Riceville; two grandchildren, Jessica Kelley Howard and Samantha N. Pegg; and two great-grandchildren, William Hunter Howard and Adeline Cheyanne Ruth. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle with Brother Anthony Wynn officiating. The body will lie in-state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Hammonds Cemetery. Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Betty J. Whitley Myers.

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