Betty Ann B. Hadsell

Published 6:07 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019

FRANKLIN — Betty Ann Bradshaw Hadsell, 82, widow of William Valentine “Billy” Hadsell Jr., passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, in Sentara Obici Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Betty Ann Hadsell

Brought up in Franklin, Betty Ann was a daughter of the late Noah “Pete” Bradshaw Jr. and Edna Virginia Hennaman Bradshaw, and was also predeceased by a brother, Robert A. “Bobby” Bradshaw; and a grandson, Warren Kent.

She was a 1955 graduate of Franklin High School, and an office manager for Dr. Fred Ward in Franklin and Dr. Michael Pike in Cary, North Carolina.

Betty Ann was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church, and a former member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the Franklin Literary Club.

Left to cherish her memory are six daughters, Nancy Ann Hadsell, Diane H. Spicer (Frank), Betty Carole Smith, Laura H. Gordon (Kelly), Carol H. Gaskin (Bud) and Ann H. Ferguson; three sons, William V. Hadsell III (Peggy), Dr. Michael J. Hadsell (Pamela) and Russell C. Brett III (Christine); one brother, Keith H. Bradshaw (Geri); 16 grandchildren, Jessica Brett, Amy Brett Anderson (Mike), Aubrey Maryn Brett, Jennifer Stuart (Jay), Amanda Morton (Ben), Katie Howard Claflin (Matthew), Carolyn Dyer, Brian Kent (Elizabeth), Dr. Michael Hadsell Jr. (Courtney), Mary Bettencourt (Ryan), Anna Hadsell, Adam Gaskin (Toni), Brian Gaskin, Jim Hadsell (Shy), Ian Hadsell and Elizabeth Smith; 19 great-grandchildren, Ethan Drames, Matthew, Phineas and Zoe Morton, Charles and Liam Stuart, Skylar Brett, Justice and Adrienne Gaskin, Jaxon Anderson, Chanel and Giselle Ash, Nyx and Xekan Hadsell, Joshua and Ellie Kent, Madden Dyer, Blake and Ashlyn Gaskin; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Rita Kanten officiating.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.