Bettye Frances Sears Graves, 90, of Paducah, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.
Bettye was born in Nashville, TN on July 4, 1928 to the late Ben Hart Franklin Sears and Jennie Lee Allen Sears. She was a self-employed interior designer.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Antinori (husband, Anthony) of Tampa, FL and Rebecca Sowell (husband, Daniel Caneer) of Paducah, KY; brother, Bill Sears (wife, Deanie) of Nashville, TN; niece, Patti Sinor of Seattle, WA.; grandchildren, Kira Barnes and Christopher Antinori both of Tampa, FL; and great-grandchildren, Zoe Antinori, Aiden Barnes and Karsyn Barnes all of Tampa, FL.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Paul Graves; sister, Erma Sinor; and her parents.
A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A public memorial service will be held in the spring.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.