The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 8, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, December 8, 2013

Betty Allen

Betty Allen, 66, of Dry Creek went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 6, 2013, in the Bowers Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 9, 1947, in Blue Pennant, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Margret Nelson.

Betty worked for many years at Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Charleston Moose Lodge, but most importantly she loved being there for her family. She was a loving, strong, and independent lady who will be dearly missed by those that had the honor of knowing her. Over her short time on this earth, she was able to touch countless lives, with her loving ways.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Second Husband Orley Allen, two brothers Clyde and Kyle Nelson, and her sister Christine Harper, a brother-in-law Carlos Pettry.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Tina Pettry and her husband Jamie Alderman of Dry Creek. Her grandson Derek Pettry his fiancée Natasha Stevens, her granddaughter Erika Williams and Husband Daniel, and the pride and  joy of her life her great-granddaughter Khloe, Two Brothers Steve Nelson, Donald Nelson, Three sisters Aleda Pettry, Inez Nelson, Beverly Conklin, and a special sister-in-law that was like a sister to her, Charlotte Nelson. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

Services will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Kinder officiating. Following the service Betty will be laid to rest in Naoma Cemetery, Naoma, WV. Friends and Family will serve as pall bearers.

The family will receive Friends, from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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