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Betty Frances Martin Platt passed away Sunday July 10, 2022 in her hometown of Maryville, Tennessee. Born in Fayetteville, WV to William and Annise (Koontz) Martin, she was the older and favorite sister to Gaye Evans. In middle school, Betty met the future love of her life, Tommy and immediately refused to give him the time of day. They would meet again after high school and share a wonderful life of travel and adventure. Betty and Tommy moved from the mountains of West Virginia and found their little slice of paradise in Maryville, Tennessee with their daughters Kathy and Robin. Settled into farm life, raised their girls, and established a home base to go explore the world. Betty enjoyed her life in east Tennessee where she hiked the mountains and worked her garden each summer alongside many faithful canine companions, most recently the cucumber thief known as Mickey. She celebrated her faith as an active member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. What Betty loved most in this world, however, was her family. From the annual beach trip to South Carolina (23 years!) to family gatherings celebrating birthdays and holidays, Betty loved spending time with all the members of her family. She was incredibly proud to be a first-time great-grandmother this year. While Betty will most certainly be missed every day, she is now at peace with her Lord, where she can walk miles of beach and keep watch over her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Annise Martin. Betty is survived by her husband of 69 years, Tommy Platt; sister, Gaye Evans; daughters, Kathy and Joe Thomas, Robin and Jay Jenness; grandchildren, Will and Miranda Thomas, Laine Thomas, Aaron and Lindsay Jenness; great-granddaughter and namesake, June Frances Thomas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 503 Pleasant Hill Road, Maryville, TN 37803. Betty’s life will be celebrated with a visitation from 10:00 until 11:00 AM with the Graveside Service to follow at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremationService.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery
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