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Betty Spence

December 31, 1944 — February 7, 2022

Shelbyville, TN

Mrs. Betty Batten Spence, age 77, of Shelbyville, TN, died Monday, February7, 2022 following an extended illness. Born in Marshall Co., TN, Mrs. Spence was a daughter of the late Walter Allen Batten and Lula Pearl Cherry Batten. She was a retired data processor with National Pen of Shelbyville, and was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Douglas Batten and Dennis Batten.

Survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Jeremy) Smith of Shelbyville, TN; a son, Danny Ray (Jackie) Spence of Shelbyville, TN; a sister, Nancy Ann Weddington of the Flat Creek Community of Bedford Co.; 7 grandchildren, Lauren (Hunter) Tyree, Abi (Jacob) Stroud, Spencer Smith, Cacey Spence, Ashley Haynes, Haleigh Copeland and Emma Farrar; 2 great-grandchildren, Madison Tyree and Ellyot Stroud.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 5pm – 8pm at Lawrence Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1pm from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Hopper Cemetery near Chapel Hill.

LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, in charge of arrangements. (931) 364-2233. (

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