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Betty Grimes Stoker passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the age of 84. She was a native and resident of Washington County and graduated from Leroy High School in 1956. Betty retired after working 43 years as a seamstress at Vanity Fair. A member of Midway Assembly of God Church, she served as Sunday School/Church Secretary for more than 40 years. Betty enjoyed working in her yard, specifically mowing the lawn and keeping it perfectly manicured. She kept a journal for years. Anytime you wanted to know the day and year of a past event you could ask her. Betty had an infectious laugh that was recognizable by everyone who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Sammy) Taylor; sisters, Nora Neel, Elouise Wimberly and Amelia Golden; granddaughter, Heather (Brandon) Phillips; grandson, Ryan (Kacie) Taylor; greatgrandsons, Hayden Phillips and Carson Phillips; and great-granddaughter, Blakely Taylor.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Bob Stoker; father and mother, respectively, Maston Pugh Grimes and Betty Lou Grimes Atchison; brother, Harry E. “Bully” Grimes; and sister, Vivian Laton.
Services were Friday, March 25, at Midway Assembly of God Church. Visitation was from 10 until 11 a.m., with the funeral following immediately. Interment was held at Midway Community Church Cemetery. Officiating were the Revs. Lamar Chapman, Sammy Taylor and John Loper, with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers included Ryan Taylor, Brandon Phillips, Neal Grimes, Elvin Laton, Jeremy Grimes, James Samuel “J.J.” Stoker Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Leroy Faith, Joe “Buddy” Faith, Carson Phillips, Hayden Phillips, Leon Laton, John Robert Mosley and Darrell Deas.