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Funeral services for Betty Ina Smith Marler, 87, of Gainesville, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016.
A true southern belle, Betty was born September 30, 1928 in Baton Rouge, LA.
She passed away in Gainesville on June 22, 2016.
She loved socializing and entertaining for friends, playing golf, and was an active member of the Gourmet Cooking Club for many years. One of her greatest pleasures was working outside with her flowers and gardening.
She is the beloved mother of James Everett Marler and Miriam Kay Otts, both of Gainesville. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Elizabeth Reyna, Erin Marler, Jessica Marler, and Leslie Lock; and four great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husbands: J.E. Marler, and Raymond "Putt" Pate; two sisters; and two brothers.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on June 23, 2016
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