Obituary of Betty Nell Hackett
Graveside services for Betty Nell Beaty Hackett of 100 Ott Road, Columbia, South Carolina, will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Sumter, South Carolina on November 24th at 11 o’clock in the morning. Mrs. Hackett, 92, died on November 16, 2018. Her service will be conducted by Sam Hunter of 721 Ministries, Greenville, SC. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Mrs. Hackett was born in Sumter on
She was predeceased by her husband, Chester B. Hackett Jr., Colonel USAF Retired, to whom she was married for seventy-one years. She was devoted to the United States military, and during her husband’s military career she used every opportunity to support and encourage the families among whom she lived on Air Force bases in the United States and England. After her husband’s retirement from the Air Force in 1962, the family lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, for sixteen years. During this time Mrs. Hackett worked as a Public Health and School Nurse, with health education a primary goal. After moving back to
A devoted mother, she is survived by five children: three sons, Stephen Beaty Hackett, Major, USAF Retired, Roy Thomas Hackett, and James Beaty Hackett, and two daughters, Dr. Lynn Hunter Hackett, and Betsy Julienne Hackett-Davis and her husband, Fred Shepard Davis, all of Columbia, South Carolina.
Also surviving are her brother, James Sloan Beaty and his family of Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins she loved and enjoyed all her life, as she did all her family. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hackett was predeceased by a daughter, Harriett Julienne Hackett, a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Hunter Beaty Garrison and Wilson Walker Garrison, a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Robert Wesley Beaty Jr. and Alice Brown Beaty, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty Hackett Smith and Arthur Fremont Smith, and sisters-in-law Patsy Hucks Beaty, and Frances Johnston Hackett.
Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews Robert Hunter Beaty, Paul Wesley Beaty, Lee Sloan Beaty, James Robert Garrison, Benjamin Parks Beaty, Robert Hunter Beaty, Jr., and Lynn Hunter Hackett. Mrs. Hackett also chose the following friends as Honorary Pallbearers: Edward Ervin, whom she knew all her life, Robert Wilson, and Columbia special friends Donna Crapps, Jerry Entzminger, Nathaniel “Nate” Myer and Andrew “Drew” McBeth and members of the Edmunds High School Class of 1943, all of whom were loved and admired for a lifetime, and whose happy and fun-filled reunions Mrs. Hackett helped to plan for many years.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice, to
Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.