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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Bettye "BJ" Jane Hale

November 17, 1933 - August 6, 2017

Funeral services for Bettye Jane "BJ" Hale, 83, of Lamesa will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gwen Aldridge officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Bettye passed away at Midland Memorial Hospital Sunday, August 6, 2017 after a short illness. She was born November 17, 1933 in Lamesa to Clarence Sivley and Virgie Lou (Pate) Davis. Grannie Jane, as her grandchildren called her, loved her family and she loved the Lord. Bettye was a prayer warrior and considered it a privilege to pray for others. She was an avid reader and her favorite subjects were the Bible and nutrition. She was employed at Medical Arts Hospital for over 20 years. Lifetime resident of Lamesa, she moved to Midland and had resided at Polo Park Estates since 2015. Bettye is survived by her children, Anease Benton and husband, Ricky of Midland and Kevin Hale and wife, Linda of Collinsville; grandchildren, Benjamin Blackketter and wife, Hilary, David Blackketter and wife, Lauren, Daniel Benton and wife, LaDonna, Landon and Cody Hale and Rachel Strickland; great-grandchildren, Reagan Blackketter, Luke, Lexie and Jacob Benton, Jordan and McKaylah Strickland; sister, Jimmie Smith of Frisco; and brother, Clarence Ray Davis of Brownwood. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leo Davis; and sister, Clarice Fulfer. The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice. To send condolences online, please visit


Bettye "BJ" Jane Hale
November 17, 1933 - August 6, 2017


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