Betty Lillard Doddy, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in a local health care facility.
She was retired from BellSouth with 35 years of service. A native of Polk County, she spent 53 years in Florida and the past seven years in Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Garland Lillard Sr. and Edith Higdon Lillard; sister, Jerry Lillard Smith; and husband, H.M. Love Jr.
She is survived by her brother, William Garland Lillard Jr. (Jeri) of Georgia; sister, Jeannine Scott (Bobby) of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Erin Soland of South Carolina; nephews and nieces: Chris Smith of Florida, Bill Lillard (Rose) of North Carolina, Sandee Vest of Cleveland and Jane Rollins of Benton; and great-nephews and nieces: Scott and Hunter Vest, Max and Jake Smith, Ashley Painter (Brian), and Caden Painter.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, in Benton Cemetery with Dr. Robbie Speights officiating.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Doddy family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.