The Lord called Mrs. Betty M. Demers home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Born January 8, 1930, Mrs. Demers passed away at her daughter’s home in Statesboro surrounded by her family and loved ones. Betty was born and raised in Emanuel County. At the age of 21, she moved to California and became a swimsuit model for the Catalina Swimsuit Company. After modeling for 5 years, she moved to Savannah and worked as a bookkeeper for the Savannah Golf Club. In 1963 she moved with her husband, a member of the U.S. military, to Germany where they lived for 3 years. Upon returning home, she worked for the Doyle Chemical Company until her retirement. In 1995, she and her husband moved to Sandersville, Ga. and in 2009, to Candler County. After Mr. Demers death in 2010 and due to her own failing health, she relocated to Statesboro to live with her daughter, Deborah Lott.
Mrs. Demers is preceded in death by her children’s father, A.G. Edenfield and her late husband, Lloyd Demers; daughter, Dianne Edenfield; and two grandchildren, John Lott and Tracy Lott Cowart.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Lott and James B. Warren of Statesboro and Donna and Steve Cobb of Indiana; six grandchildren, Ricky Nobel and Orlando Montoya of Savannah, Tonia and Scott Jackson of Fleming, Jan-Arne, Sr. and Crystal Colman of Riceboro, Missy Nobel and Lloyd and Britney Bane of Metter and Richard and Laura Bane of IN; great grandchildren, Baileigh, Reid, Porsha, Mercedes, Elizabeth, Cody and Leigha Cowart, Justin and Annalee Coleman, Jan-Arne, Jr., Madison, Brianna, Beau, Alexis, and Brooke; great great grandchildren, Wren Cowart and Landon Coleman; sister, Marie Anderson of Lexi, GA and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Deal Funeral Directors in Statesboro.
The funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. the chapel of Deal Funeral Directors with Pastor Grady Taylor officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Burial will be in Lamb’s Cemetery in Emanuel County.
The family request that memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531 Statesboro, Ga. 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.dealfuneraldirectors.com
Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.