Rock Hill – Betty Bennett Barnwell passed away on April 25, 2018. She was born on November 14, 1929 in Rock Hill, SC. Her parents were Cora Blanch Porter Bennett and Arthur Young Bennett. Betty was a member of Neely’s Creek ARP in Rock Hill.
A graveside service will be held at Grand View Memorial Park on Cherry Road at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28th. The Rev. Jerry Devinney will officiate.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of over 60 years, Wallace (Sport, Barney) Barnwell, her son, Larry Dale Barnwell, and her sister, Blanch Bennett Brooks.
She is survived by her brother, William R. Bennett in California, her children, Lynn Barnwell Haire (Dennis) of Rock Hill, Robert Eugene Barnwell (Debbie Comer) of Rock Hill, and Mark Steven Barnwell of Tega Cay, her grandchildren, Cari Barnwell Evans (Randy) of Rock Hill, Christopher Warren Haire (Susan) of Travelers Rest, SC, Melissa Barnwell Plyler (Jeffrey) of Rock Hill, Paul Bennett Haire (Samantha) of Daniel Island, SC, and Sam Barnwell of Charlotte, NC, six great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law and friend, Doris Barnwell Garrison of Rock Hill, and nieces and nephews.
Betty was active in Senior Citizen activities, especially the Senior Olympics. On the local and state level, she won numerous medals. In 1995, she participated in the National Senior Olympics in San Antonio, Texas.
The family will receive friends between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday April 27th at the home of Lynn and Dennis Haire at 1548 Summit View Drive in Rock Hill, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adult Enrichment Center of Rock Hill (359 Park Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730) or the Alzheimer’s Association (901 Pine St. Spartanburg, SC 29302).
The family thanks the medical personnel at Piedmont Medical Center 4th floor and the personnel at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice for their loving assistance.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel 2133 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill is serving the family