Betty Jane Hopkins Fritz, age 82, went home on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Betty was born on November 4, 1939 in Rome, GA, daughter of the late Arthur "A.M." Hopkins and Lydia Estelle Bonnell Hopkins.
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother spent her last days surrounded by family which was always her greatest joy.
Betty lived in the Cassville area growing up. She graduated as the valedictorian of her class from Cass High in May 1957. She worked for a short time with the phone company before joining the Army in 1957. In the Army, she served as a dental assistant in Fort Bragg, NC, where she met her husband, Warren. They married in 1960 and she was honorably discharged from the Army and for the next 62 years was the staple of her family, raising her children and helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was lovingly known as "Grandma."
Betty is preceded in death by her brothers, Jack Rhoden, James Hopkins, Willard "Bobby" Hopkins; sisters, Peggy Clark and Carolyn Clark.
She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-two years, Warren Fritz; children, Charles Fritz, Debbi Clay, Sandy (JaJay) Cantrell and Loren Fritz; nine grandchildren, Amy Fritz Toro, Christina (Christopher) Allen, Alaina Barnette, James W. Kilby, Melissa (Timothy) Grimes, April (Justin) Goggans, Jayson Cantrell, Andrea Fritz and Bailey Fritz; nine great-grandchildren, Aurora and Scarlette Toro, Hailey, Nate and Gabe Allen, Peyton Dorn, Caitlin Barnette and Matthew and Emma Grimes; sister-in-law, Lynda Hopkins; many nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at twelve-thirty in the afternoon on Thursday, the 22nd of September, 2022, in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Josh James officiating. Interment will follow at two-thirty in the afternoon at The Georgia National Cemetery with military honors rendered.
Serving as pallbearers are James W. Kilby, Jayson Cantrell, Bailey Fritz, Richard Hopkins, Christopher Allen, Timothy Grimes and Justin Goggans.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from eleven o'clock in the morning until the hour of service at Owen Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Homestead Hospice and Cartersville Medical Center for the loving care shown to Betty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty's honor to a charity of your choice.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register book.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve Mrs. Fritz's family during this time.