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Betsy Lynn Bunton Henson

March 21, 1972 — December 29, 2018

Betsy Lynn Bunton Henson

On Saturday December 29, 2018, the Lord looked down and whispered “Peace be Thine” and gently led Betsy Bunton Henson, age 46, into his promised land. Betsy was born in Elizabethton, TN, Carter County to George David Bunton, of the Buntontown Community and the late Dorothy Ann Morefield Bunton.  In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents,Sallie and Fon Bunton, her maternal grandparents, Lucille Ward and Robert Morefield, and several aunts and uncles.

Betsy was a 1990 graduate of Hampton High school and was a lifetime member of Meadowview Baptist Church. She had worked for many years as a seamstress for Levi Strauss in Mountain City. She had a laugh and a warmth for others that will remain in the hearts of those she touched. She was a caregiver to many people, always reaching out to those who needed a kind word or someone to confide in. Above all she was a loving mother, a devoted daughter and a best friend to her sister and brother.

Those left to cherish her wonderful memories include her father and stepmother, George and Velma Bunton; her son, Seth White, of the Little Milligan Community; her sister, who was her constant companion, Teresa Bunton Trivette, of Bristol; her brother and sister-in-law, Joshua and Amanda Bunton and their son, Malachi, all of Union, SC; her special friend, Jay Swanson, of the home; her stepsisters, Valarie Forrester, Becky Henson and Sherri Henson; a step brother, Johnny Henson; her uncles, aunts and cousins. Many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Betsy Bunton Henson will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 31, 2018 in the chapel of Mountain City Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Jones, officiating. Music will be provided by Lowell and Glenda Trivette. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Monday.

Betsy will be laid to rest at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in the Buntontown Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be JR Bunton, Delmas Bunton, David Forrester, Bob Ward, Lowell Trivette, Billy Bunton, Kyle Evans and Charlie Forrester. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Campbell and Kyle Greenwell. Those wishing to attend the Graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank Betsy’s caregivers Velma Bunton and Kathy Hartley for the exceptional care and love shown to Betsy during her illness, the hospice staff for all they have done and to all the people who called and visited during this time.  A special thank you to JR and Delmas Bunton for the handicap ramp they built and all the time they have volunteered to the family.

Friends may call at the home, 4012 Buntontown Rd., Butler, TN 37640.


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The family of Betsy Bunton Henson has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN  37683.

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