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Bette Marie Leggett - Southport

Bette Marie Leggett, a longtime resident of Southport, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Dosher Memorial Hospital.

Bette was born in Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Ross and Lillian Bottorf. She was the third child in a family of seven children, 4 boys and 3 girls. The boys, Ardell, Ross Jr., and Donald have passed away. Thorald, is the last living brother and is a resident of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. She has two surviving sisters, Sara Cousins and husband Fred and Nancy Ehrlich and husband Bob who reside in Arbutus, Maryland.

Upon her arrival to Southport, Bette started work at Dosher Hospital as an x-ray technician where she continued to work for thirty years. She met her late husband, Ormond Leggett at Dosher while he was a patient. Ormond was the Fire Chief for thirty years and they owned several businesses on Moore Street. Bette and her husband started the 4th of July celebration in Southport, the Rescue Squad at the Fire Department, and Bette also founded the Robert Ruark Foundation that she kept active for many years. They were involved in many charitable causes. Bette was an ardent artist and many people in Southport became her pupils.

In addition to her sisters and brother, Bette is survived by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, July 9, 2012 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service Chapel in Southport. Burial will follow in The Old Smithville Burying Grounds.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday, July 8, 2012 and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southport Fire Department, 1011 N. Howe Street, Southport, North Carolina 28461.

You may offer online condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

You may send flowers at www.FTD.com or by calling 877-282-4098.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport
 

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