Green, Betty Jo (Benton)

Monday, November 20, 2017
Betty Jo Green, 83, of Benton, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at a Chattanooga healthcare facility. She was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and taught at Polk County High School for 37 years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Organization, NEA, TEA, Ocoee Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of Benton.  She was a tried and true University of Tennessee fan; her blood ran orange.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert R. “Rat” and Anna Ruth Lillard Green;
She is survived by her sister, Mary Ledford; niece, Kim Wilson; nephew, Jeff (Sally) Ledford; great nephew, Jackson Wilson; uncle, Herbert (Margaret) Lillard; honorary nephew, Ted Wilson, Jr.   
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Benton Memorial Gardens with Bill Blackwell in charge of the service. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 at Higgins Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jackson Wilson, Jeff Ledford, Ted Wilson, Sr., Ted Wilson, Jr., Ralph Biggs and J. W. Lee.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Green family guestbook at

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