Bettye Sue (Owen) Long


Mrs. Bettye Sue (Owen) Long, 87, of Madison, Alabama, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at her residence. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, with Mike Winkler officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Spry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Long graduated from Hazel Green High School and from Business College in Huntsville, Alabama. She retired from the Department of Defense at Redstone Arsenal's Finance and Accounting Division.
She and her husband also worked in real estate and home construction. She was a member of Madison Church of Christ and the Order of the Eastern Star, Athens Chapter No. 214.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, helping veterans and rescuing animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse Earl Long Jr.; father, Jack Lee Owen; mother, Susie Strong Owen; brothers, Harold Owen, James Owen and Robert Owen; and sisters, Thelma Owen, Anna Mae McCollum, Nancy Kramer and Rosalie Yelton.
Survivors include daughter, Bettye Lee Long-Walden; son-in-law, Tray Walden; granddaughter, Bettye Katherine (Kate) Walden; several nieces and nephews; and loving caregivers, Lorene Anderson, Julia Byam and Shelia Renfro.
Pallbearers will be Tray Walden, Walter Edmund Daniels Jr., Ted Whitney, Billy Malone, Jeremy Clough and Jimmy McCarley.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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