Betty Ann Deaton, 87, of S. Main St., Candor, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at her residence. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Candor Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. David Speering and the Rev. Elizabeth Forester officiated and burial followed in Candor Cemetery.

Born in Montgomery County on January 20, 1933, she was the daughter of Lola Clarence and Myrtle Haywood Deaton. She was a registered nurse, retired from the Montgomery County Health Department. She was a Lt. Col. with the U.S. Army, serving two years in Japan, and in the reserves for 14 years. She was a graduate of Rex Hospital School of Nursing, a graduate of Candor High School, and was secretary-treasurer of Candor Presbyterian Church. Betty Ann published her own cookbook, titled “Mothers and B.A.D., too.” She was preceded in death by brother, Jesse Wyman Deaton.

Betty is survived by sister, Rachel Alford of Rocky Mount; sister-in-law, Pat Deaton of Dallas, Texas; and nephew, Jimmy Deaton of Dallas, Texas.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Candor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 635, Candor, NC 27229, or to Montgomery County V.F.W., Post 9881, 191 Old Parrish Place Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209.

Briggs-Candor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com