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Mrs. Betty Nash Oakley

10/01/1944 - 09/04/2023


Mrs. Betty Nash Oakley, age 78, of South Hill, died on Monday September 4, 2023. Mrs. Oakley was the retired assistant site director for Old Dominion University’s degree program run through Southside Virginia Community College. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Vernon B. Oakley, Jr. of South Hill; her two sons: Brad Oakley and his wife Tiffany of Charlotte, NC and Matthew Oakley and his wife Holly of Charlotte, NC; her four grandchildren which were the apples of her eye: Braden Oakley, Bennett Oakley, Emerson Oakley and Grace Oakley and her many special friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday September 8th at 11:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary, South Hill. The family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Oakley family.

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  1. Condolences to Family

    Vernon & Family,
    We are saddened and deeply sorry for your loss of Betty Gho. May you find comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you during this time. May you draw strength in knowing we are here if you need us. Treasure the memories you all have made over the years. Our deepest sympathy, Barbara Jean, Linda, Theresa and family.

  2. Friend

    Betty Gho was one of the sweetest persons I’ve ever met. I was much younger growing up but such fond memories of her when she’d bring the boys to the Woodfield Club when I was lifeguard during the summers. I taught her to dive one summer and she always so proud of that feat! Heaven has gained an angel. Prayers for Vernon, Brad, Mathew and all the family.


    My deepest sympathy to Vernon Jr., Brad and Matthew. How many wonderful memories we share. Betty Gho and I were born the same month and remained lifelong friends. I remember how kind she was to me after Mother’s death. I would pull into town and there she was. Dear, dear old friends are the best. Sail high Betty Gho. We’ll meet again.


  4. Betty Gho and her family were from LaCrosse and even though she was younger, we were all close knit and supportive of each family. Her mother and my mother taught school together. I am so sorry for Vernon and his sons in the loss of his wife, mother, and grandmother of the family.

  5. This is such sad news. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May God be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Lots of love from my home to yours.

  6. Will be missed

    Betty Gho has been a part of my life for 37 years. I always felt welcome in her home and we shared many laughs (and some good political discussions later in life). My best to Vernon, Brad and Matthew through this tough time. She will be missed.

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