1923 Betty Ann Rogers 2017

Betty Ann Rogers Spencer

April 23, 1923 — March 20, 2017

Mrs. Betty Ann Rogers Spencer, age 93, a lifelong resident of Nashville and of Humphreys County, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Waverly, Tennessee. She was born on April 23, 1923, to Vincent and Ethel Young Rogers in Bold Spring, Tennessee. She was a descendent of the Young and the Rogers families who were among the pioneer families of Humphreys County. After graduating from high school, Mrs. Spencer went on to attend business school as her mother was a firm believer in education for women. During WWII, she worked in Kingsport, Tennessee before returning to Nashville after the war to work for the Sealtest Dairies. It was at Sealtest that she met her future husband, Donald H. Spencer of Lawrenceburg. Leaving Sealtest, she went to work for then Judge Beverly Briley. When the judge was elected to the office of mayor for Nashville, Mrs. Spencer made the move with him and became the first face that many of the "official" visitors to Nashville saw. Mrs. Spencer served as secretary/administrative assistant through the tenure of both Mayor Briley and Mayor Richard Fulton. She often said those were some of the most interesting and exciting times of her life.     Mrs. Spencer spent her long years of retirement living in Nashville and entertaining her many friends and relatives. Her favorite form of entertainment was to cook, which she continued to love to do. Her residences during her remaining years were at Magnolia Place and Waverly Healthcare Center in Waverly where she made many new friends among the residents and staffs. She continued to attend Church of Christ services as she was a lifelong member.     Mrs. Spencer was predeceased by her husband, Donald, her parents, seven brothers and sisters and three nephews. Surviving are sisters, Laura Rogers Coffey of Mobile, Alabama and Maxine Rogers Joslin of Johnson City, Tennessee. Also surviving are eight nieces and three nephews and numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.     Betty Spencer will be deeply missed by her relatives, friends, and the many whose lives she touched.     The service for Mrs. Spencer will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen followed by a graveside prayer at the McEwen Cemetery. Visitation for friends and family will be from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. preceding the service. Mrs. Spencer requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Young Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Ann Ross, Treasurer, 550 Main Street, McEwen, TN 37101.LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOMERita G. Oliphant, Funeral Director9729 Hwy. 70 EastMcEwen, TN 37101Telephone 931-582-6271Obituary Line 931-296-3500
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