Betty Carr Headley

Published 10:39 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

Betty Carr Headley, age 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Oneonta, Alabama.

A native of Bemiston, Alabama, Betty was a beauty queen, a pilot, Cub Scout den mother, Girl

Scout leader, a high school and community college teacher and a Christian.

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Her most memorable and endearing legacy will be as a devoted mother of four children, and beloved wife

and partner of her husband of 59 years, Otis Samuel Headley.

A graduate of Talladega High School, Betty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Alabama in 1958. While at the University, she met Otis, and they married on Jan. 11,


She and her growing family lived in Tuscaloosa, Dothan, and Birmingham in Alabama;

Meridian and Vicksburg in Mississippi. Every place she called home was left with admiring

friends. She lived in Oneonta, Alabama, for the past 11 years, enjoying extensive traveling with

her husband during their retirement years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of


Betty taught at Wicksburg High and Trussville High School in Alabama, Vicksburg High School

and Hinds Community College in Mississippi.

She is survived by daughter, Karen Carow (Dan); sons, Kyle, Kris (Donna) and Alex (Lauren);

three grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Her husband with whom she shared nearly six

decades of love, devotion, and adventure shall miss her most, but has sublime memories that

can never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ruth and Jewel Carr of Lincoln, Alabama.

Dr. Larry Gibson and Bro. Dan Sims will officiate services on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Lemley Funeral Home from 9 a.m until service time. Interment will be in the Memorial Gardens in Dothan, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to First Baptist Church, in Oneonta.