Betty Payne LeCroy, 93, of Carnesville, passed away Sunday June25, 2023, at the Alexian Village, in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
Born November 17, 1929, in Carnesville, she was the daughter of the late Julius William Payne and Mary Floy Parham Payne. She was the widow of the late Bill H. LeCroy, and mother of the late Michael Alan “Mike” LeCroy. She was the sister of the late Blanton William Payne, Wylette Payne Moody, and Brenda Ann Payne Nicholson. She was a 1946 graduate of Franklin County High School and graduated from Piedmont College in 1949. An educator for 40 years, she taught at Red Hill School and was the girls basketball coach, Lavonia Elementary, Carnesville Elementary, Carnesville High School, and Franklin County Middle School. A lifelong member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Techer’s Association, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and a former member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Edward Schemel, of Signal Mountain, TN; granddaughters, Lee Schemel Barton and husband Mitchell, of Chattanooga, TN, and Dr. Alayna LeCroy, of Birmingham, AL; grandsons, Christopher LeCroy and wife Grace, of Colorado, and Adam LeCroy and Sarah McGeough of Smryna, GA; sister Carolyn McCall and niece Delta McCall, of Carnesville; a number of nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Jean LeCroy Bailey. The family wishes to thank, Lucinda Stowers, OD Bullard, and the staff of Alexian Village for all their care and support.
Services will be Friday morning, June 30, 2022, at 11am, at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Jones and Rev. Tommy Cleveland officiating. Interment will be in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Schemel, Christopher LeCroy, Adam LeCroy, Steven LeCroy, Shannon Payne, and OD Bullard.
Betty is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 9am until 11am Friday morning. Flowers are welcome but memorials may be to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, Georgia 30553. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.