Betty B. Jarvis

Jan 30, 2013

In Loving Memory

ASHEVILLE — Betty Jean Bartlett Jarvis, 86, passed awaySaturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Brian Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Lusk and Nina Ruth Harrison Bartlett.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jack Allison Jarvis, who died in 2011; and four siblings, Carolyn Langford, Virgil “Bobby” Bartlett Jr., Jimmy Bartlett and Mary Eleanor Bartlett.  She was a graduate of Grace School and retired from J. C. Penny with 35-years of service.  Betty loved her family dearly and was a very devoted wife and mother.  She was also a talented seamstress, loved to cook, and enjoyed traveling to Florida during the summers and was a member of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah J. Justice, and her husband, Kevin, of Waynesville, and Rebecca L. Whitley, of Greenville; one sister, Josephine Bartlett, of Leicester; two brothers, Bruce Bartlett, of Leicester, and Johnny Bartlett, of Weaverville; one granddaughter, Allison Hester DeVore, and her husband, Steven, of Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. David Warren officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In loving memory of Betty Jean Jarvis, memorials may be made to Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 171 Beaverdam Road, Asheville, NC  28804 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 College Place, Suite D320, Asheville, NC  28801.

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