Betty Abercrombie New, 79, resident of 301 Brooks St. wife of Tommy New passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Abbeville Nursing Home.
Born in Honea Path, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Hoke Abercrombie and Nancy Brown Abercrombie.
She was a retired textile employee with Riegel Mills and was formerly a dispatcher with the Ware Shoals Police Dept. She was a faithful member of the Southern Squares Square Dancing Club for over 25 years. She was also a loyal member of Grace United Methodist Church. Betty will be remembered as a loving mother and wife she will be missed by her many friends.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. "Tommy" New of the home; 4 daughters, Nancy Wrenn, Becky Hughes, Judy Pitts all of Ware Shoals and Vickie Baumgardner of Goose Creek, SC; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was twice married first to the late Thomas Wilbur Pitts. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joel Franklin "Jake" Abercrombie.
A Celebration of Betty's life will be conducted Friday February 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Wilson officiating. The family is at the home 301 Brooks St. Abbeville, SC.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Friday afternoon prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorials in memory of Betty may be made to Grace United Methodist Church 145 Grace Drive Abbeville, SC 29620.