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Bettye Claire Roser May

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April 21, 1932 — June 21, 2020

NASHVILLE — Bettye Claire Roser May, 88, passed from this world into her heavenly eternal home on June 21, 2020.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Alfred Thomas May III (Kim Broome May), Claire May Moss and Steven Hardin May, all of Spring Hope; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Nicole Moss (Tony Gurganus), Alfred Thomas May IV (Ashlyn May), Matthew Charlton May (Tyler May), Stephanie Moss and Luke May; four great-grandchildren, Sage, Paige, Andie and Reid; and one brother, Doss River Roser Jr. (Linda) of Cartersville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Thomas “Tommy” May Jr.

Bettye Claire was born on April 21, 1932, in Rome, Georgia, to Doss Rivers Roser and Margaret Hardin Roser. She married Tommy May on Nov. 17, 1962, and they were married more than 52 years before his death in 2015, residing in Spring Hope the entire time.

Betty Claire was best known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. As a Christian, she actively served in her church, First Baptist Church, Spring Hope, as a deaconess, teacher, choir member and as a member on many committees through the years. She also was a member of the Spring Hope Public Library Board for many years.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Oakdale Cemetery in Spring Hope. Dr. Kevin Moore officiated the celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to First Baptist Church of Spring Hope at PO Box 177, Spring Hope, NC 27882.

Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1052 S. First St., Nashville, is honored to be caring for the May family. Words of comfort may be shared at www.cornerstonefuneralhomeandcremations.com.