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Betty Jo Arrendale

Betty Jo Arrendale, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health.

Born Nov. 14, 1933, Betty Jo was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  A graduate of Dawson County High School, she worked as a secretary at Sweet Orr for many years and was also a skilled seamstress who enjoyed making baby blankets for her family and friends.  A dedicated member of Juno Baptist Church, Betty Jo was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was extremely dedicated to her grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe J. Arrendale; parents, Joseph Monroe and Dosha Mae Burt; sister, Shirley Jean Cofield; brothers, Sam Burt and Merlin Burt.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Jennifer and Brian Bartlett, Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Deborah Arrendale, Graslake, IL; grandchildren, Allison and Matt Reis, Joseph Arrendale, Jessica and Tommy Brock, Taylor Watson, Holly Crawshaw, Cole Watson; great-grandchildren, Noah, Daniel, Jonah, and Harley Grace Brock, Lilah, Esmae and Sailor Crawshaw; sisters, Maude Harben, Dawsonville, Vaudell Stephens, Dawsonville, Dora Arrendale, Dahlonega; brother and sister in law, J.M. and Marie Burt, Ballground.

A celebration of life was held Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Bottoms officiating.  Interment followed in Juno Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Sunday.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.