Elizabeth (Betsy) Fisher Hargett
1948 — 2013
NEWNAN, GEORGIA —Elizabeth (Betsy) Fisher Hargett passed away Feb. 27, 2013, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. Although Betsy had encountered ill health in recent years, her passing was sadly unexpected. Betsy Clyde, as she was lovingly known by family and friends, was born Oct. 26, 1948, to the late Clyde and Mary Poteat Fisher of Hazelwood. She attended Haywood County schools, Campbell University, and Western Carolina University, from where she graduated with a B.S. degree in home economics in 1970. She later received graduate degrees from both Converse College and the University of South Carolina.
Betsy is survived by her husband, Darrell Hargett of Newnan, Georgia; son, Andrew Blevins, and his wife, Erin of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter, Beth Blevins, of Newnan, Georgia; beloved granddaughter, Addison Blevins, of Charleston, South Carolina; loving sisters Mary Ann Fisher Enloe, of Waynesville, and Emily Fisher Phillips (Charles), of Orange Park, Florida; and a nephew, two nieces, three grandnephews and two grandnieces. Betsy was dedicated to and taught home economics for 30 years in Spartanburg County Schools, South Carolina. She was a favorite and much loved teacher at Woodruff Middle School, where she was then Betsy Blevins or “Mrs. B.” She retired in 1999 and moved to Charlotte, the following year. After relocating to Charlotte, she became an active member of Sharon United Methodist Church. Betsy and her current husband, Darrell, rekindled their college romance not long thereafter and chose to make Newnan, Georgia, their home to be close to her daughter. Betsy continued her lifelong faith by becoming active at Newnan First United Methodist Church.
As an accomplished seamstress, Betsy lovingly created treasured Christening gowns for her grandniece, Sydney, and granddaughter, Addy. Because she enjoyed doing handiwork, her family will be forever comforted by the warmth of the many quilts she made over the years. She also took great pleasure from playing the piano, participating in deep water aerobics and spoiling her beloved beagles, Sally and Annie. Her talents were many and she used them well.
Cremation was at Betsy’s request and there are no formal services scheduled at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Waynesville. Memorial contributions are welcome in her name to the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, P.O. Box 785, Newnan GA 30264 or online at http://nchsrescue.org.
Among her final wishes are that people remember her by taking time each day to tell how much they mean to one another.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, in Newnan, Georgia, handled arrangements.