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Betty Lou Lyles, 90, a longtime resident of Benjamin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. A funeral service was held last Friday at the First Baptist Church, Benjamin, with Mr. Riley Carver officiating. Burial followed services at Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City.
Betty was born March 28, 1929 in Frankston to Lucy (Dickerson) and Carl Coats. She married Lewis Lyles on Oct. 6, 1948 in Henrietta. Betty was the Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She loved teaching children in Sunday School, making a home, cooking during cattle round-ups, barrel racing, oil painting, and visiting with close friends and family. Betty was a member of Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Judy Robinson and husband John of Sherman; son Mike Lyles and wife Tammy of Benjamin; six granddaughters Sonya Robinson and partner Jessica Moore of Georgetown, Susanne Brackeen and husband Monty of Gunter, Sarah Gonzalez and husband Leo of Austin, Stephanie Granberry and husband Brandon of Montgomery, Joy Pool and husband Kip of Benjamin, and Cassie Wainscott and husband Cody of Tennessee; three grandsons Tom Lyles and wife Micah of Benjamin, Tyler Collins of Lubbock; and Jacey Collins and wife Sara of Benjamin; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lucy Coats; father Carl Coats; husband Lewis Lyles; and brother Horace Coats.
Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to: Home Hospice, PO Box 2306, Sherman, TX 75091. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.