Betty Joyce Searles Nettles, 74, of Hoboken, GA passed away August 11, 2018 in Middleburg, FL. She was born June 15, 1944 in Trion, GA to the late John Sherman Searles and Maggie Mildred Hamilton Searles. She attended Waycross Junior College and worked for 12 years at Charlton Memorial Hospital and as a caregiver at Mullis Manor Nursing Home in Folkston. She was a member of the Folkston Church of God.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Rebecca Snowden; 2-Brothers: Billy Jean Searles and James Searles.
She is survived by her husband: Earl Eugene Nettles; children: Sharon Edmunds of Macclenny, FL, Lois (Billy) Pickett of Middleburg, FL, Earl Eugene (Brenda) Nettles, Jr., of Millwood, GA, John Foster (Suzette) Nettles, of Jacksonville, FL, Joseph Scott Nettles, of Hoboken, GA and James Clinton (Dee Dee Sweat) Nettles, of Hoboken, GA; 20-Grandchildren 32-Great Grandchildren and 2-Great Great Grandchildren; a Brother: Bobby Searles; 3-Sisters: Helen Williams, Glenda Haines and Melissa Cothron and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 13 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00 AM at the Folkston Church of God with Rev. Mitchell Snowden and Rev. Jeff Crawley officiating. Burial will follow in Little Phebe Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.