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Betty Dale Templeton Power

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina

Betty Dale Templeton Power, 91, of Clinton passed away Wednesday, December 15, at Langston Place in Clinton, SC.

Betty was born January 19, 1930 in Laurens, SC to Maxcy Hood and Mary Martin Templeton. She attended Laurens High School and graduated as the Salutatorian of her class. Shortly before graduation she met the love of her life, Harold Power. They were married September 28, 1947 and were married for 63 years.

After a long career as a Secretary and later Office Manager for Industrial Supply, Mrs. Power retired, only to return to work part-time at Lynn Cooper, Inc. Mrs. Power was also widely known for her sewing skills and owned her own drapery business. She was an avid reader and loved to work crossword puzzles and always enjoyed a competitive game of Scrabble with her grandchildren. Mrs. Power was a faithful and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was a past Deacon, active in the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), a member of the Faith Sunday School Class, and the Watts Circle Group.

Mrs. Power is survived by her two sons, Stan Power and wife, Amy of Mesa, AZ, Tim Power and wife Dianne of Myrtle Beach; and her daughter, Mary Beth Shealy and husband Brian of Clinton; three sisters, Margaret Ann Hopkins of Augusta, GA, Mary Hawkins of Simpsonville, and Nancy Thompson of Augusta, GA; sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Templeton and June Templeton of Laurens and Polly Simmons of Lexington; nine grandchildren: Jeremy Power, Jordan (May) Power, Corey (Julia) Power, T.J. Power, Neely (Michael) Shepheard, Austin (Atsushi) Power, Mary Paige (Neal) Gray, Michael (Kait) Shealy, Brooke (Corey) O’Shields; nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Power was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Harold, her parents, grandson, Martin Power, brothers: Maxcy, Wayne, Jack and Frank Templeton; sisters: Virginia Lyons and Agnes Armfield.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Clinton, with burial to follow in Pinelawn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will take place one hour before the Service, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 95, Clinton, SC 29325 or Langston Place, 939 Springdale Dr. Clinton, SC 29325

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

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