Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Elizabeth B. Wallace

FAIRFIELD, Conn. ­­— Elizabeth “Betsy” Pittman Badger Wallace, 73, lost her struggle with cancer surrounded by family on Aug. 14, 2014.

The daughter of Col. Thomas Badger III and Harriet Davis Badger, she was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Henderson. After the Clark Street School and Henderson High School, she attended Queens College in Charlotte.

Before her marriage to Robert Harrison Wallace in 1966, Betsy was an international hostess with Trans World Airlines, serving routes between New York and Europe. In 1975, the family, with three children, moved from New York City to Connecticut.

Betsy had a particular flair for people, which was expressed in her corporate event planning company E.B. Wallace Inc., as well as in her family and community involvements. As an event planner, she coordinated major sponsorship and senior-executive functions at events such as the Olympics in Lake Placid and Seoul, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Westchester Classic for clients including American Express, Citibank, Oppenheimer Funds and many others. When not planning events for clients, she was involved as an active parent and volunteer at the New Canaan Country School and the Fairfield County Hunt Club, as well as the Near & Far Aid Association.

A voracious reader, Betsy was also a dedicated crossword puzzler and spirited card player. Her passion for holidays and other family occasions was most notable in elaborate Christmas decorations and her remarkable skills as a gift wrapper. Her friendships were characterized by longevity and loyalty, and her devotion to family and long-standing family friends was total. Always elegant, gracious and positive, she embraced opportunities to make new friends. Her dogs were part of the family.

Although she lived her entire adult life in the northeastern part of the country, Betsy remained in culture, values and custom a North Carolinian, returning often to her home state to visit family and coastal beaches. She was the product of several well-established North Carolina families that included George Edmund Badger, the 12th U.S. Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Senator representing North Carolina from 1846 to 1855, and Judge Thomas Pittman of the North Carolina Superior Court. She was a modern woman who believed in and adhered to her traditional upbringing.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years; her son Everett (Rett) of New York City; her son Pittman (Pitt) of Laguna Hills, California; and her daughter Harriet, her husband Josh and their children, Marshall and Sofia, of Brooklyn, New York. Also surviving is her brother, Thomas Badger IV of Henderson.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 23, at Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesothelioma Research in care of Dr. Lee Krug at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 300 East 66th Street, 12th Floor, New York City 10065.


George R. Jones Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — George R. Jones Jr., 39, formerly of Warren County, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the chapel of Boyd’s Funeral Services. Burial will follow in Jordan Hill baptist Church Cemetery in Macon.

Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services.


Andrew L. Perry

HENDERSON — Andrew Lee Perry, 63, of Universal Healthcare, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Youngs Memorial United Holy Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at 277 Chavasse Ave.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.