Bettie Bragg Lemley, 96, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Friday, June 29, in Tallahassee.
A native of McMinnville, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1950. She was a member of Timberlane Church of Christ.
She moved to Miami in 1938 to work and to live with her half-brother Edward Foster and his family. After moving to Tallahassee she was employed for two years as a secretary by Florida State University and for 18 years by the Florida Department of Labor, Employment Security Division. She was also proud to be a homemaker and caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold E. Lemley; parents, Ruby Wilson Bragg and Thomas Perkins Bragg; sisters, Mary Perkins Bragg Hillis and Georgia Bragg Cordell; brother, Woodrow Wilson Bragg and several half-sisters and brothers who include Hassie Bragg, Carrie Bragg, Edward Foster, David Foster, John Roy Bragg, Dixie Bragg and Walter Bragg. She is survived by a son, Douglas Alan Lemley, and several nieces and nephews.
Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge of arrangements. The graveside service was held Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers should be directed to Timberlane Church of Christ, 3569 Timberland School Road, Tallahassee, Fla., 32312. Online condolences may be made at www.abbeyfh.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 4, 2012