Name: Betty Haney Nelson
Birth Date: Aug 15, 1946
Death Date: Jul 06, 2011
Birthplace: Clinton, Tennessee
Resided In: Batley Community of Anderson County
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: Jul 08, 2011
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: Jul 08, 2011
Service Time: 8:00 P.M.
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: Jul 09, 2011
Cemetery Time: 11:00 A.M.
Cemetery Location: Batley Cemetery
Betty Haney Nelson, age 64, a resident of the Batley Community in Anderson County, went home to be with the Lord, July 6, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Mrs. Betty was born August 15, 1946 in Clinton. She was a lifelong resident of Anderson County.

She loved life, family and her church and she was a faithful member of the Batley Baptist Church.

Before her retirement she was employed as a secretary for the Methodist Medical Group at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nelson, by her father, Emmett Haney, by brothers; Alfred, Billy and Glen Haney and by a brother-in-law, Roger Brown and a sister-in-law, Vera Haney.

She is survived by daughters; Karen Messamore of Oliver Springs and Rebekah Ward and husband, Jacob of Oliver Springs, by grandchildren; Michael Messamore, Mikaela Messamore and Canaan Ward, by her mother, Louise Tuttle Haney of Clinton, by a brother, Ray Haney of Cleveland, OH,and by a sister, June Brown of Harriman

She is also survived by a host of special friends, many of whom she talked with daily.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 8, 2011, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Batley Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

To the family, sorry for your loss,I all ways loved to talk to Betty it was like talking to Glen,they never met a stranger,To Miss Haney my thoughts and prayers are with you,they both are sadly missed your friends GILMORE Feb 25, 2012
Ben & Janet Gilmore (Oliver Springs, Tenn Anderson)
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved: Mrs. Betty Haney Nelson, even though I did not know Mrs. Nelson, but I know how sad is when someone you love dies, that is why I wanted to share the hope of the resurrection with you. Jehovah God has promised to removed death, sickness and pain from the earth and reunite us with our loved one an a cleanse earth in the future. Revelation 21:3,4 John 5:28,29. The book of Psalms 37:10,11 offers us this promise. Sincerely Nov 11, 2011
Ceci Ruiz (KNoxville, )
Goodbye my friend for so many years. You will be greatly missed. Remembering you as always smiling. My condolences to your family. Jul 11, 2011
Shelia Edwards Jackson (Pensacola, FL USA)
My prayers and my families prayers are with you all. She will be missed by the good people here in marlow. God bless you. J.R. Lowe and Family Jul 08, 2011
J.R. Lowe (clinton , Tn united states)
Betty was a wonderful person. I went to school with her and we had some great times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jul 08, 2011
Patti Hicks Stewart (Clinton, TN )
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies are with your family.Not only did I know Betty thru church, She worked and knew my Aunt and my Momma..So she always called me one of the "Huckaby" girls..She will certainly be missed..Our Prayers are with you.. Jul 08, 2011
Lisa Seeber (Clinton, Tennessee USA)
Karen and Family, I am sorry for your loss you all are in my prayers. Betty was a great person and she will be missed. If you need anything I am here for ya. We love ya May God Bless You all. Jul 08, 2011
Angela Phillips (Oliver Springs, Tn USA)
Karen you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jul 08, 2011
Brenda Duncan Chamberlain (knoxville, tn. )
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Jul 08, 2011
Russ and Kathy (Owens) Rhinehart (Clinton, Tennessee USA)
May God give everyone peace and comfort during this time of sorrow Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love you, Darrell and Rebecca Childs Jul 08, 2011
Darrell and Rebecca Childs (Clinton, Tn. US)
Karen I am so sorry for your loss,I was only with your mom twice,but i know she was a wonderful person&mother.May God be with you and your family.May you find peace in knowing that you all will be together again.I so sorry I wasn't able to be there with you all.God Bless Jul 08, 2011
Martha S.&Clif Partin (powell, tn. )
Karen, We are so sorry for the passing of your Mother. We will keep you and your family, in our thoughts and prayers. Jul 08, 2011
Becky, Randy, Megan, kaylee, and Brandon Morgan (Oliver Springs, TN )
Karen, I am so very sorry for your loss, although she's not really lost becuase you know where she is, Praise the Lord! Please know that if I can do anything at all, I am here for you. Praying for you & your family. Jul 07, 2011
Karen Brown (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
Ray I am sorry for the loss of your sister I remember her real well we was in the OS class of 1965 and graduated together. My thoughts and prays are with all of the family. Jul 07, 2011
Esther Walls Young (Lanesville, IN USA)
Karen, I am so sorry this has happened. Betty was truly a Godly woman. I was thinking yesterday when I heard the news how she must be rejoicing, now that she is with our Heavenly Father. The perfect one, which we as Christians await to see. We will mourn for her, which is normal but you know she won’t suffer anymore, she doesn't have any more pain and she certainly doesn't have any worries. She’s in that wonderful place we refer to, as Heaven and one day soon, we will be there with her. I am praying for you and your family, and I want you to know I am only a phone call away. Jul 07, 2011
Melissa McBee (Oliver Springs, Tn USA)
I am so sorry for your loss..I graduated with Betty & know she was a wonderful person..God Bless you all and give you the comfort that only He can give. Jul 07, 2011
Fluttie Blackstock (Kingston, Tn )
I am sorry for your lost I graduated with Betty, she was a great person to know. Betty was one of my best friends in school. She's with the lord now. God bless you all. Jul 07, 2011
Shirley Cox (Oliver Springs, Tn. )
Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about Betty. My prayers are with you. Jul 07, 2011
Tiffany Vann (Kingston, TN )
Karen and Rebekah Im so sorry to hear the loss of your mother she was a very sweet lady. ou will be in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Jul 07, 2011
trish haley and emily griffith (olvier springs, )
To the entire family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I loved Betty very much She was always a great person and a wonderful christian lady! She made everyone feel welcome. She is with her Savior now, where there won't be no more pain or death anymore! I can only imagine her rejoicing with the Lord now in that wonderful land! Don't give up tho because it won't be long until we all will meet again I love you all and if you need anything please feel free to call.... Jul 07, 2011
Venese Carroll Kidwell and Anna Carroll (Clinton, Tennessee USA)
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