Betty Poole, 92 - Marietta

Betty Poole, 92 - Marietta

Betty McCarson Poole, 92, wife of the late Baccus Ansel Poole, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at her home.

Born December 13, 1928, in Gap Creek in Northern Greenville County, SC, she was the oldest child of Hubert Landrum McCarson and Pearl Jones McCarson.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Poole (Polly), and Roger Poole (Donna) all of Marietta, SC, four grandchildren Shannon Stubbs (Glenn), Heather Summers (Stewart), Daniel Poole (Leslie), Amy Painter (Bill), and 13 great grandchildren, Brandon & Danielle Stubbs, Bennett, Parker & Carter Summer, Korben, Eden & Freddie Poole, Preston & Autumn Harry, and Aubrey, Rissa & Ada Painter. Her family was her most treasured possession as she was to her family. She is also survived by a brother, John McCarson (Troya) and a sister Rebecca Page, (Danny) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Hubert Wesley Poole, her brother, Hubert McCarson, Jr. and two sisters, Ruth Lynch (Millard) and Hattie Lou Willis (Alvin).

Betty retired from the Bank of Travelers Rest and was a lifelong member of Gap Creek Baptist Church and also attended Slater Marietta Church of Christ. She was only twelve days old in 1928 when she attended her first church service on Christmas day for the opening of the Gap Creek Church building rebuilt in 1928.

She was a daily student of the Bible. She had read through many Bibles in her lifetime and had a habit of writing the month, day, and year that she read each verse. Many had been read through several times and when there was no space left to write dates, she started another Bible. Her family members proudly possess these Bibles that she passed on to them from time to time.

She was also the unofficial “Historian” of the Gap Creek Church, and Gap Creek and River Falls area. She knew who had lived everywhere, where buildings, stores, barns, hotels, etc., stood and the history of them and had much knowledge of the train and where it went and turned around in River Falls. Jones Gap State Park was named after her great, great grandfather, Solomon Jones the Road Builder. She was proud of all her family ancestry and had a great knowledge of it along with many pictures she collected through the years.

Her father taught her to play the piano by ear at a very young age and up until she died, she played it daily and sang. Growing up, Betty and her sisters were often asked to sing in church and at homecomings and the harmony of those girls was beautiful. As children, they often gathered at the homes of relatives and “made music” as a family.

Betty will be remembered as a very faithful member of church and was willing to help or share knowledge with anyone needing it at any time. She also had the reputation of trying to straighten you out when you strayed.

Betty was a true lover of the mountains where she lived and she appreciated all their beauty. She will be missed very much by her family, friends, church, and community. A life well lived and fulfilled.

Pallbearers will be her six great grandsons, Bennett and Parker Summers, Brandon Stubbs, Preston Harry, and Korbin and Freddie Poole.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning August 7, at Gap Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.