Betty Jane (Bedingfield) Abell

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RALLS - Graveside services for Betty Jane (Bedingfield) Abell, 87 of Lubbock, and formerly of Ralls, were April 7 in the Ralls Cemetery. She died April 4, 2017, in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Lorenzo to Paul and Layton (Hinson) Bedingfield. She married George Lyman Abell March 12, 1960, in Roswell, N.M. She lived in Crosby County, most of her life, raising her family there. She moved to Lubbock in 2000. She attended Abilene Christian University and Business College in Brownwood. She was employed as a hairdresser and later as the Ralls Nursing Home administrator from 1973 until retiring in 1988. Under her administration, Ralls Nursing Home became a Superior Rated facility by the Texas Health Department. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Jones in 1972, husband Lyman in 1996, brother Earl Bedingfield and sister Joan Boling. She is survived by six sons, Rick Abell and wife Sandy of Hemphill, Ronnie Abell and wife Ling of Austin, Mike Abell of Ralls, Mark Jones and wife Beth of Big Lake, Paul Abell of Oskaloosa, Kan., and Todd Abell and wife Carley of Abernathy; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Meegan, Elena, Shani, Zhenni, Amy, Casey, Keith, Kristee, Misty, Keelan, Cory and Teyler; 17 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Weston, Tommy, Cassie, Finn, Wren, Rowan, Sierra, Alex, Byron, Shane, Titus, Josh, Braeden, Keelee, Corbin and Kembree and a great great-granddaughter, Dorothy; and a brother, James Paul Bedingfield and wife Nita of Stanton.

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