Death – Armstrong, Bettie Newman (Dalton) –

Death – Obituary

Surrounded by family members, Bettie Newman Armstrong, 95, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 11, 2022, at Wood Dale Health Center.

Bettie was born in Tampa Florida on July 29, 1926.  After graduation from the Grady Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, she served as a devoted nurse for 49 years.  Upon graduation she began her career at a hospital in Bainbridge, Ga. where she met her future husband and later moved to Dalton.  Bettie served in various nursing and supervisory roles (Emergency Room, Westcott, SPD, and Hospice) at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Herbert (Hebo) Gentry Armstrong, Sr.; mother Pearl Reddick Newman; and siblings Carl Joseph Newman, Jr. of Madison, Wi.; Irma Lee Mitchell of Tampa, Fl.; and Elsie Mae Baird of Rogersville, Tn.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Ruth Chavez of Deland, Fl.; daughters, Kay Armstrong (Anne) of Flowery Branch, Ga., Dara Lehner (Joe) of Raeford, N.C., and Ann O’Connor (John) of South Haven, Mi.; sons, Bo Armstrong (Lynn) of Ringgold, Ga., and Alan Armstrong (Ginger) of Newnan, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and a host of nieces and nephews.  She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and former colleagues. 

The family will receive visitors on Friday, Jan. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home. 

The funeral service for Mrs. Armstrong will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Love Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Nursing Association at  or to Diabetes Training Camp at

Due to the COVID pandemic, the family respectfully request that all visitors wear masks at the visitation and service.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.