Traylor, Betty Jean Wilkins

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Betty Jean Wilkins Traylor, 74, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her long-time home in Rossville after a long struggle with COPD.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Pastor John Headrick officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.



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