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Written by Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:55
Elizabeth L. (Betty) Strickland passed away August 10, 2011 at home.
She was born in St. Marks, Florida on February 28, 1920 to John and Lizzie Linton. She graduated from Crawfordville High School in 1938 where she was Valedictorian of her class. She married Tillis Strickland, Jr,. and had two daughters, Nancy and Diane. She retired from the State of Florida, Unemployment Compensation Claims. She was a member of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church.
She was one of three originators of the Golden Girls, an informal group of people who enjoy luncheons once a month. Until her health failed her, she played Santa Clause at the annual Golden Girls Christmas luncheon.
She loved cooking, reading and working crossword puzzles. Her friends and loved ones will miss her calls to pick up something wonderful she cooked for them.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326 or favorite charity.
Family will receive friends Friday night, August 12, 2011 between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville.
Services will be at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com).
She is survived by her daughters: Nancy Allen of Troy, AL, and Diane Lynn (Johnny) of Crawfordville; three grandchildren: Sesha Dunn (Scott) of Troy, AL, Spencer Reddick (Tracey) of Lake Wales, and Layne Lynn (Stephanie) of Crawfordville; four great-grandchildren: Quynn, Cayne and Rebecca Reddick of Lake Wales, and Camden Lynn of Crawfordville. She is also survived by wonderful nieces and nephews.
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