Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Betty J. Maley, 76, who passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was a native of Appling County. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church of Vidalia and retired from Savannah Luggage in Vidalia after over 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Maley.
Survivors include her one daughter, Claudine Carter and Dale McLain of Baxley; one son, Eston and Susan Thornton of Baxley; two half-sisters, Joann Varnadore of Waycross and Joyce Kack of Savannah; a half-brother, George Crunkleton of Waycross; three grandchildren, Shane and Angie Thornton, Shonda and Byron Carter and Spanky and Megan Thornton; six great grandchildren, Brighton and Addalyn Thornton, Karlee and Miles Carter, Cade and Cooper Thornton and Cody Tanner; two great-great grandchildren, Rilee Tanner and Ryver Tanner; a special caregiver, Brenda Blake; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.
Visitation was held Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bobby Brinkley and Reverend Gary Hanks officiating.Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vidalia.
Active pallbearers were Shane Thornton, Spanky Thornton, Byron Carter, Miles Carter, Jake Martinez and Chris Stone.
Honorary pallbearers were Spanish Oaks Hospice staff, The Pavilion B Hall staff and all family and friends in attendance