Mrs. Betty Ruth Phagan, 87

Mrs. Betty Ruth Phagan, 87, of Lula, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2022 following an extended illness.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Bradley Elliott and her son-in-law Anthony Chapman will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Born on November 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Paul Robertson and the late Winnie Durand Robertson. Betty Ruth was raised in Buford, GA. She was a standout athlete in high school sports including basketball and track. She married Aaron Phagan in 1954 and moved to Gainesville, GA where they became lifetime residents. She and Aaron had four children. Betty was devoted to her husband and family. She volunteered as the girls’ basketball coach for two years at Riverbend Elementary School and was a Brownie Scout Leader. She also worked at Hall County Hospital in the early 1960’s.  Mrs. Phagan was a member of Air Line Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phagan was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Phagan; brother, Jack Robertson, sister, June Zinskie.


Mrs. Phagan is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Deborah and Randy Benton of Gainesville, Pam and Anthony Chapman of Watkinsville; daughter, Linda Ann Phagan of Gainesville; son and daughter in law, Tim and Andra Phagan of Lula; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; sister in law, Margie Phagan, and sister in law and brother in law, Mozelle and Ricky Trotter and a number of other loving relatives.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Jason Voyles 2022-05-10 20:07:58
She did alot for me that she didnt have to at a certain time in my life.very thankful to her for that.and we had fun playing Johnny Cash on her stero while aggravateing sorry f9r the entire familyvfor your loss.but she will now be back with Aaron.
Ginger Bowen 2022-05-11 12:16:12
Prayers for a precious family whom is so loved. She was a special lady.
Paul Loggins 2022-05-12 09:16:36
Prayers are lifted for all of the Family during this time of sorrow....
Elizabeth Smith 2022-05-12 20:18:03
I met Betty when I joined Air Line Baptist Church. She and her husband were very gracious in welcoming me. Then my husband and I visited her while she lived alone. Lovely lady. Loved her much. Sorry I couldn't attend visitation and funeral. We are in assisted living now, and I am not able to leave my husband for long periods of time. Condolences to all the family.
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