Betty Guthrie Neff

October 1, 1939 - March 1, 2024

10/01/1939 - 03/01/2024

Betty Guthrie Neff, age 84, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 01, 2024, at The Greens at Hendersonville. Born on October 01, 1939, in Marietta, South Carolina to the late James “JP’ and Brunnie Guthrie, Betty dedicated her life to creating a warm and loving home as a homemaker and providing exceptional care for children.


Betty’s faith was a cornerstone of her life, and she found solace and community at Balfour Baptist Church. Her kindness and compassion touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impact on all who knew her.


Betty is reunited in heaven with her dear husband, Raymond Neff, Sr.; and her three cherished sons, Raymond Neff, Jr., Brian Neff, and Warren Neff.


She is survived by her loving son, James Travis Neff of Hendersonville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Danielle Travis, Tanner Neff, Will Neff, Melondy Tabor, and Ashli Evans; three great-grandchildren, Jadyn Shook, Ella Travis, and Sierra Juarez; sister, Lee Looper of Marietta, South Carolina; brother, Clyde Worthy of Marietta, South Carolina; and her devoted friend of over 50 years, June Pruitt.


A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Raymond, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Betty Neff’s memory are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association-Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209 or by visiting


Betty will always be remembered for her unwavering love, strength, and grace. May her legacy of kindness and compassion continue to inspire us all.



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23 days ago

Best 2nd Mom ever!! My second family! Sending prayers Travis

Karen Stepp
1 month ago

I am so sorry Travis. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with Betty as my second mother. She always shared her love and kindness. Heaven has gained a sweet and wonderful angel!