Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN


Bettye Alexander

April 18, 1927August 31, 2019

Bettye Alexander, age 92, of Ethridge, TN passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Hermitage, TN. She was a member of Ethridge United Methodist and a retired public health nurse.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Walter W. Alexander; Son, Terry Alexander; Parents, Charlie and Winnie Crabtree; Brother, Charles Crabtree; Sister, Mary Nell Taylor.

She is survived by her Son, Bud Alexander (Susan Gardner); Grandchildren, Abbie Alexander, Corrie Alexander, and Gray Alexander.

Visitation will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Chapel Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Chapel Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with a brief visitation to take place at 9:00 a.m. Reverend Vincent Baker will be officiating.

Interment will be at Old Ethridge Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Bettye Alexander

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Jennifer Smith

September 4, 2019

I have several sweet memories with Aunt Bettye. I think she instantly adopted me as her niece :). I remember visiting at her house and her teaching me a few things on her sewing machine. I just found some labels she had made with my name on them for me to attach to things I would sew. She also gave me a sewing notion (not sure the name of it) that I still have tucked away.

I remember asking her how in the world does she make her green beans taste so good. She told me exactly what she does and since then I’ve had friends ask me the same thing 😊.

I always loved visiting with her and hearing her stories. I will always cherish these memories.

Connie Benson

September 3, 2019

Mrs. Bettye hosted a wedding shower for me March 1986. She made wonderful orange blossoms that melted in my mouth. I will never forget how kind she was to me.