Elizabeth Jean Nettles 'Betty'



Elizabeth Jean Nettles ‘Betty’, age 90, of Ridgeland passed away on April 28, 2018 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Nettles was born July 13, 1927 to the late Albert Preacher and Nora Elizabeth Malphrus in Ridgeland, SC.
After graduating from Winthrop College, Mrs. Nettles returned to Ridgeland to teach at Ridgeland High School; Grays High School and Thomas Heyward Academy where she was an Educator and Guidance Counselor. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Society International. She was a member of the Great Swamp Baptist Church teaching Sunday School for many years and a member of Gleaners Womens Class. She was the Church Historian and a member of the Jasper County Historical Society using these resources to perform extensive genealogy research on Jasper County families. Outside of the school she enjoyed quilting, painting and other crafts.
In addition to her husband, C. Marvin Nettles, she was predeceased by an infant son and her brother, Albert Malphrus. She is survived by her sons, M. Eugene Nettles (Nancy) of Spartanburg, SC and Donald A. Nettles (Mimi) of Ridgeland, SC; her daughter, Marlene N. Thornton (Dale) of Hinesville, GA; her brother, Frankie Malphrus (Margie) of Ridgeland, SC; grandchildren, Gene Nettles (Rosanne), Richard Nettles (Alise), Jamie Nettles (Sarah), Irene Pothoven (Jeff), Allen Nettles, Amy Woodward, Jennifer Nettles and their mother, Marjorie K. Reese; great grandchildren, Grady, Eli, Katherine, James, Sam, George, Jett, Scout, Dash, Elizabeth, Lexi, Brooke, Brandon, and Ashton.
The family will receive friends beginning at 4:00 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018 at Great Swamp Baptist Church until the hour of the service at 5:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.