Betty G. Runyan

December 15, 1928July 6, 2018

Betty Griffin Runyan of Childersburg, AL (formerly of Birmingham, AL)went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 6, 2018. She was born on December 15, 1928, in Clay County AL to the late Samuel and Jennie Griffin. She was a graduate of Lineville High School.

Betty was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a devout Christian woman and loved to share with others her love for the Lord.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Clevis Runyan; daughter, Paula Runyan Dorsett; brothers, Earl, Pelham, Millard; and sisters, Francis, Virginia, and Willie.

She is survived by her son Donald Runyan(Tina). Grandchildren: Dennis, Robby, (Allison), Ashley, Beth, Laura, Nicholas, Paul, and Tommy. Great grandchildren: Nathan, Tyler, Michael, Grayson, Jayden, Wyatt, and Sophia. Son-in-law Andy Dorsett and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the care they provided. Special thanks to her caregivers Faye, Mae, and Virginia for their love and care and to her niece Connie Crowe for your never-ending support.

Betty was a legal secretary at Holt, Copper, and Upshaw until her retirement. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral service will be held at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Betty G. Runyan

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Peggy Gaddis and boys

July 16, 2018

We had a Wonderful. Lady to live by us for a very long time, we missed Her when She had to move.

Betty Schaefers

July 10, 2018

Betty Runyan was a sweet lady. I have not been able to see her in several years but she and Clevis were a great couple and great christian people. We loved her and our prayers are with the family that is left behind and we know where Betty is.


July 10, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences in your loss. As you cope during this difficult time, find strength in the words: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those.....will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28,29

Sherry Barber

July 9, 2018

Lucretia, what a beautiful picture of your mom and Betty. You captured Betty perfectly. Naturally, all of the Griffins in heaven are most definitely enjoying seeing each other again. What a wonderful and glorious time they are having!

Lucretia Samuels

July 8, 2018

Aunt Betty was the youngest of Sam & Jenny Griffin’s eight children. She grew up with her siblings on a farm in Lineville, Al. She married Clevis Runyan July 26, 1947 and had two children.
Betty and her family loved to go back to the farm to visit her parents and attend yearly family reunions. She and my mother, Willie, not far apart in Birmingham and spent many hours together, sharing vegetables and fruit they grew.
Aunt Betty had the most warm and loving smile. I don’t think I ever heard her raise her voice to anyone.
I can only imagine how happy she was to leave this world and return to her heavenly home to be reunited with so many loved ones. What a fantastic Griffin Reunion they must be having.