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Daniel Everett Bettis
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Daniel Everett Bettis, 93, died June 24, 2015.

He was an incredible father, "Popa," husband, brother, son and friend to many in his community known as "Midway" in the Alpharetta/Cumming area.

He grew up to follow his father, the late Carter Grady Bettis, in running the community's first general store that had shopping carts.

Everett Bettis' General Store later became Wood Ace Hardwar X's 3 under the ownership of his then son-in-law, Jerry Wood.

He retired Jan. 1, 1980 to pursue his next passion in life, antique and classic car collecting. He was known as one of the most well respected men in the industry and sold cars all over the world on his word alone.

He married the love of his life, Marjorie Louise Bettis, when he was 19, and they had 66 wonderful years together.

He was an active member of Longstreet Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

In 1961, he and two other members of the community donated the 10 acres of land where Midway Elementary School is now.

He cared about his community and was very active and served as chairman of his local bank, chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Education and County Hospital Authority among many other things.

Survivors include his daughter, Joy Bettis of Dahlonega; sister, Evelyn Bagley of Cumming; grandchildren, Andrea Hogan of Cumming, David Wood of Dahlonega; great-grandchildren, Tyler Hogan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Trey Hogan of Cumming; various other relatives also survive.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.