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Betty Shires Peters, 89, our beautiful and loving mother passed away December 10, 2017 in the loving hands to our Heavenly Father at the Oak Hill Place (The Summit) in Oak Hill, WV. Her vivacious, loving spirit will always remain a part of our lives.
Born on February 7, 1928, at Ronceverte, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ward A. Shires and Ruby Shaver Shires.
She graduated from Union High School, Union, WV where she was an all-star basketball player and received many awards.
Betty was a member of the Oak Hill Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years in the 60's. She was an active member in the community serving as a Girl Scout leader and the Jr. Women's Club. She worked in the Fayette County, WV Sheriff's Office (tax department). She and her husband moved to Sumter, SC, in the early 70's where she worked at Blue Ridge Transfer. After retiring, she enjoyed babysitting many children in the community.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Rounsavall, Burke, VA; Sharon Ann Pugh (Bill), Oak Hill, WV; and David Peters, Tampa, FL. Grandsons Dr. William E. Pugh (Bethany), Oak Hill, WV; and John Rounsavall, Burke, VA; Granddaughter Allison Peters, St. Augustine, FL; Great granddaughters Sarah Catherine Klovanish, St. Augustine, FL; Eva Kate Pugh, Oak Hill, WV; sister, Dixie Major (Tom), Murphy, NC and brother, Bill Shires (Shirley), Clayton, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie H. Peters, her son Allen Preston Peters, her Aunt Louise Shires, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis and Willa Peters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 16th in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home in Sumter, SC with Rev. Joseph James, Jr. officiating.
The family will greet friends from 12 PM to 1 PM at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family would love to thank the nurses at the Oak Hill Place for the constant love and attention they bestowed on our mother.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements 803-775-9386.
Published on December 13, 2017
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