L. Tyson Betty ’41

Laban Tyson Betty, 98, of Asheville, died peacefully at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community on January 13, 2018.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the son of Lee Irby and Anne Tyson Betty. He was a graduate of Duke University and served as an officer in the U.S.Navy in World War II.

He was retired from First Union National Bank, past board member of Biltmore Forest Country Club, and member of All Souls Episcopal church.

Mr. Betty was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Anne Mitchell Betty, who passed away in 1993 and by their daughter, Catharine Hunter Mitchell who passed away in 1997.

Surviving are: his sons Tyson Betty and wife, Nancy, (Gainesville, FL), and Mitchell Betty and wife, Darlene, (Cashiers, NC); grandchildren Christine Denny and husband, John (Gainesville, FL); Lauren Betty-Eremin and husband, Sasha (Atlanta, Ga.), Matt Betty and wife, Ann (Cashiers, NC); Kristin Betty Grimm (Franklin, N.C.); and great grandchildren Ella and Tyson Denny and Sarah and Eli Betty.

Family services will be private.

To place a condolence online, please visit www.grocefuneralhome.com.

Groce Funeral Home, Lake Julian, is serving the family.Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 16, 2018