Elizabeth "Betsy" Spencer
Josey LYNCHBURG - Elizabeth "Betsy" Spencer Josey, 69, passed
away peacefully Saturday, November 29, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late
Walker Gaither Spencer and the late Ethel Meacham Spencer. Betsy's involvement
in her community and church impacted all whom were fortunate enough to be a
part of her life. Upon graduation from ColumbiaCollege, she began her educational career
at MayewoodSchool, followed by 33 years of teaching
first grade at ThomasSumterAcademy. She was instrumental in molding
the lives of many generations of young children. Betsy was a lifelong member of
the Mayesville Presbyterian Church, having served as
president of the Women of the Church and as a Sunday school teacher for many
years. In addition to her school and church involvement, one of her greatest
joys was serving as a Board Member for The Sounds of Grace Music Ministry.
Survivors include four children, Rainey Josey (Shand)
of Lynchburg, Spencer Josey (Tara) of Conway, Courtney Gamble (Steven) of
Gable, and Elizabeth Ann Geddings (Tommy) of Manning;
and eight grandchildren, Ann Collins Josey, Wilson Josey, Lane Josey, Cale Gamble, Walker Gamble, Pierson Gamble, Sarah Elizabeth
Geddings, and Cecil Geddings,
and an eagerly anticipated grandchild, Capers Josey. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Cecil L. Josey; a brother, Gaither Spencer; and a sister, MellyMcElveen. A graveside
service will be held at Wednesday in the MayesvilleBlack RiverCemetery with Rev. Chuck Owens and the Rev.
Gordon Reed officiating. The family will receive friends from to Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens
Funeral Home and other times at the home.