Betty Jane McCrary

August 12, 1918April 13, 2018

Betty Jane McCrary, 99, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on April 13, 2018. Betty was born in Whitten and raised in Parkin, Arkansas by the late Garvis and Olive McCrary. Betty retired after a long tenure at the Memphis Defense Depot. She enjoyed being a member of a local professional business women’s association with whom she frequently traveled and socialized. Betty enjoyed needlepoint work as well as reading in her spare time. She is survived by her niece, Gail Aday, three great nieces, a great nephew, and several great-great nieces and nephews. Betty was previously deceased by her nephew, Paul McClendon.


  • Garvis and Olive McCary, Parents
  • Gail Aday, Niece
  • Three (3), Great-nieces
  • One (1), Great-nephew
  • Paul McClendon, Nephew
  • She is also survived by several great-great nieces and nephews.

Betty Jane McCrary

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Susan Brown

April 21, 2018

My Mother (Marion Douthitt) and Miss Betty were great friends in the 1940s - 1990s. They worked together at the Defense Depot and were in B&PW together. I knew Miss Betty as a child and visited her on North Parkway with Mother and my grandmother. I think she was at my wedding. I remember her apricot cakes and have her recipe. She was a sweetheart.