Betty Autry Biggers

January 7, 1935May 13, 2018
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Betty Autry Biggers, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was 83 years old.

Born January 7, 1935, in Union County, North Carolina, Mrs. Biggers was the daughter of the late Edgar and Dora Autry. She was a 1955 graduate of Wingate College. On October 16, 1956, Johnny and Betty were married and together enjoyed 61 years of marriage. She retired from Wachovia Corporation.

In addition to her husband, Betty is survived by her son, Brian Biggers and wife, Kay; daughter, Teresa Biggers Clodfelter; son, Mark Biggers and wife, Melanie; adopted son, Ivo Ngha and wife, Agnes; five grandchildren, Whitney Rutter and husband, Jon, Emily Loman and husband, Collin, Caleb Biggers, Sarah Yeargin and husband, Brandon and Jonathan Biggers; and great-grandchildren, Lexi and Addy (due August of 2018.)

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6:00 until 7:00 pm Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 7200 East W.T. Harris Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a funeral service to immediately follow at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center. Officiating will be her son, the Rev. Brian Biggers, along with the Rev. John Harrill and the Rev. Arnold Kessler. Interment is private.

Memorials may be made to Living Free Ministries, 1230 Walnut Grove Lane, Snow Camp, North Carolina 27349.


  • Hugh Edgar Autry, Father
  • Dora Mae Lowe Autry, Mother
  • Johnny A. Biggers, Loving Husband of 61 Years
  • Brian Biggers, Son
  • Kay Biggers, Daughter-in-law
  • Teresa Biggers Clodfelter, Daughter
  • Mark Biggers, Son
  • Melanie Melanie, Daughter-in-law
  • Ivo Ngha and wife, Agnes, Adopted Son
  • Whitney Rutter and husband, Jon, Granddaughter
  • Emily Loman and husband, Collin, Granddaughter
  • Caleb Biggers, Grandson
  • Sarah Yeargin and husband, Brandon, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Biggers, Grandson
  • Lexi and Addy (due August of 2018), Great Grandchildren

  • Living Free Ministries


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Betty Autry Biggers

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Connie Stone

May 16, 2018

I was surprised to see this but happy to remember our working days together at Wachovia! Betty was always so sweet and had a contageous smile! She loved her family! Sending love for to her family and praying for comfort too! Love Connie Stone.

Ann Howell

May 16, 2018

So sorry to hear about Betty's passing on Tues. when I went to the nursing home.
She was one of the sweetest ladies always with a smile and so glad I got to spend a couple of months with her when I visited the nursing home. My brother Ray is truly missing her. May The Lord give you peace during the days ahead. Thank you family for being so kind to my brother.

Barry White

May 15, 2018

Aunt Betty: always smiling and always interested in me and my life. When Johnny called to tell me, I immediately remembered 1972, Uncle Harvey's service. Betty made a point to come over and give me a hug and then said "I understand you've recently been saved, Barry". When I affirmed this she just lit up, gave me another hug and told me how wonderful it was and how happy she was for me.
Another memory is from about 10 years ago when heading down Sharon Amity I decided to stop in to see if Johnny & Betty were home. At one point, Betty put her head down on the table for a moment then looked at me with tears on her face and said "I can't believe you would come to see me, Barry". She was always a sweet lady and we had some deep, honest conversations over the years. I know she must be just loving her new home!
Blessings on all the family. I pray God's comfort and presence on you as you work thru the coming days. Take good care of Johnny. Love, Barry

Beth A nne Cayton

May 14, 2018

I am sorry to here about Aunt Betty. She was such a big help to us when Shane was born and she still holds a special place in our hearts.



Betty was born in Monroe, NC. She grew up in Unionville, NC.

Her parents were Edgar and Dora Mae Autry.

She had 5 siblings that preceded her in death. She had three brothers; C.L., Ralph and Frank and two sisters; Myrlene and Kate.

She graduated from Unionville High School in 1953 and attended Wingate College graduating with a business degree.

Betty's spouses name is Johnny A. Biggers. They were married on October 16, 1956, therefore being married for 62 years.

Betty's children:

Son - Brian Biggers, wife Kay, Whitney (daughter) and Jon Rutter, Emily (daughter) and Collin Loman and Caleb (son) Biggers

Daughter - Teresa Biggers Clodfelter

Son - Mark Biggers, wife Melanie, Sarah (daughter) and Brandon Yeargin their children are daughters Lexi and Addie. Jonathan Biggers (son)

Betty worked for Wachovia Corporation in the lockbox department and retired in 2000.

She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for 57 years.

Betty was very outgoing and never met a stranger. She had a lot of love for people and would help anyone. She was an amazing cook and always made the holidays special for her family.