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Mrs. Bettye B. Dykes,88, of Harrison, TN passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital. Mrs. Dykes was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 1, 1928, to the late George D. and Ethel (Trice) Blankenship. Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Dykes. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Hargraves; brother, George Thomas Blankenship; 6 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Bettye, also known by some as June, was employed for many years by the Railway Express Agency (later REA Express). For a number of years she and Bill also ran a small store on Dodds Avenue, The Hobby House.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 5th from 5-8 pm and Tuesday Sept 6th from 11 am to 1 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home Valley View Chapel. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens South. Arrangements are under the care of the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.