Bettye Sue Bourne Daniel, -After a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, on Sunday, June 24th, 2012 went home.
Bettye was born September 1st, 1927 in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Happily married to Milton L. Newt” Daniel on August 23rd, 1946, they spent 46 years together, until his death in March 1993. Other family members who preceded her in death include her parents; Lewis Clay Bourne and Frances Peterson Jones Bourne, her brothers; Malcom Myers Bourne, Sam Johnson Bourne, L.C. Bourne Jr., Uncas Lamar Bourne and her two sisters, Nancy Bourne Powers and Frances Bourne MacPherson.
She is survived by her six children; Patrick Lamar Daniel and wife Shirley of Tullahoma, William Bruce Daniel and wife Karen of Franklin, Donald Lee Daniel and wife Jean of Estill Springs, Andrew Bourne Daniel and wife Laura of Tullahoma, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lynes Daniel McCafferty and husband Tom of Gainsville, FL, and Frances Jane “Janie” Daniel Turner and husband Johnny of Murfreesboro. Surviving grandchildren as follows; Cassandra Jean Daniel, Jonathan Patrick Daniel and wife Cassy, William Kyle Daniel, Garrett Anders Daniel, Jennifer Marie Daniel, Clay Edward Daniel, Adam Thomas Daniel, and Abbie Elizabeth Daniel.
Pallbearers include her five grandsons and Lucas Waller.
Bettye was a member of First Baptist Church of Tullahoma, Tennessee since August, 1955, The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) since 1983, Shady Grove Neighborhood Association since 1993 and the Coffee County Senior Citizens since 2001.
While she will be missed by her family and many friends, she had the pleasure of touching the lives of thousands through her gift of baking and cake decorating. Well known as “the cake lady,” Bettye spent 84 years using her gift to brighten the lives of others.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 from 4:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church, Tullahoma, Tennessee with Dr. J. Herbert Hester officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.