Laura 'Betsy' Stokes Trantham

Feb 25, 2014

1937 — 2014

MAGGIE VALLEY — Laura “Betsy” Stokes Trantham passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2014. Betsy was born Oct. 27, 1937.  She was retired from a lifelong career with Ford.  She was built Ford Tough!

She loved work, cooking, working in her yard and taking care of her friends and family.  She put everyone before herself.  She was a faithful servant of God and loved her church.  She was an avid UF fan and adored her Gators.  In addition to her parents, John and Mary Stokes, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Stokes, and niece, Susan ­­­Eyres.

Betsy is survived by her husband, Claude Trantham; children,  John Bull (Angie), Peggy Adams (David); grandchildren, Katelynn Bull,  Robert Bull, Natalie Adams, Emily Adams, Casey Bull; great-grandaughter, Madisyn Bull; brother Taylor Stokes (Kathy); niece, Laura Withrow; and nephew, Rod Stokes (Nina).

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Victory Baptist Church, in Maggie Valley.  A celebration of life and interment will follow in Minneola, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Trantham family. Visit

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