Dewayne Bethune, age 76, of Trion, Georgia, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Bethune was born January 11, 1936 in Trion, the son of the late Clyde Ray Bethune and Dice Lacey Bethune. He was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, the VFW and the American Legion. He also retired from the United States Postal Service after 18 years of service. Mr. Bethune was an avid miniature car collector.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Orville Bethune and Herbert Bethune and wife, Lois Bethune.
Survivors include his wife, Betty “Katherine” Bethune; son, Mark Dewayne Bethune; daughters and husbands, Pamela Naughton, Cheri and John Jett, and Michelle and Ray Bicknell; brothers and wives, David and Joyce Bethune, Raymond and Dee Bethune, Doyle and Shirley Bethune, Vanlee and Mona Bethune; sisters and husbands, Charlotte and Ron Huguley, Mary and Jerry Day, Naomi and Todd Slate, Kathi and Clete Holtzer; sister-in-law, Jessie Bethune; grandchildren, Matthew and wife, Kim Campbell, Alex Naughton, Samantha Wood, Jordan Bethune, Maci Bicknell, Logan Bicknell, and Martina Jett, Jeff Jett; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at Mason Funeral Home, with Reverend Vernon Johnson and Mr. Matt Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens with full military honors. Pallbearers will be military members. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers, David Bethune, Raymond Bethune, Doyle Bethune, and Vanlee Bethune.
Mr. Bethune will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Friday.