The Newnan Times-Herald


Betty Jo Greene

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Sep. 06, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Betty Jo Greene, 80, of Newnan passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at her residence. 

She was born October 14, 1936 in Citico, Tenn. to the late Pierce Baker and Mayme Dupes Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, William “Billy” H. Greene; siblings, Frank Baker, Helen Baker, William Baker, David Baker, John Baker, Thomas “Tom” Baker and Clara “Tiny” Hicks.

Betty was a loving wife, mother and nana. She was very active at New Lebanon Baptist Church and Good News Club. She was a big supporter of Prevent Child Abuse because she Loved Children and was often referred to as “the biggest kid in the room”.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda Chesnut of Newnan; grandchildren, Jason Chesnut and wife Chermika of Newnan and Alicia Chesnut of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Braden, Noah and Cameron; siblings, Virginia Childers, Coy “Joe” Baker and Henry Baker.  Many nieces and nephews, who she loved as if they were her children, and a large extended family that she loved dearly also survive.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Funeral services will be Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. with Dr. Joel Dover and Dr. Paul Dennis officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Kares 4 Kids, c/o Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, 354 Newnan Crossing Bypass #235, Newnan, GA 30265 or online at

All proceeds stay to help children in Coweta County.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580