Heritage Chapel Funeral Home

5200 Old Birmingham Hwy, Tuscaloosa, AL


Betty Russell Danner

July 30, 1934March 19, 2020

Betty Russell Danner, age 85, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., passed away March 19, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama Inpatient Facility. Services were Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Michael Bailey officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottis and Elgie Russell; and husband, Hugh Thomas Danner, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Leigh Ann Summerford (John) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son, Hugh Thomas Danner, III (Melanie) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Ann Russell Stuart of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Danner Summerford Brooks (Barrett) of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., John Thomas "JT" Summerford (Kelsey) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Elizabeth Margaret Danner and Hugh Thomas Danner, IV, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and great-granddaughter, Terra Ann Brooks of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Betty was born on July 30, 1934, in Tuscaloosa. She was a graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School. She married her husband, Tom Danner, Jr., in 1957 and they spent 48 wonderful years together. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church for 63 years. She was employed at Tuscaloosa Photo Service and later was a dental assistant for Dr. James K. Robertson.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Tuskaloosa Internal Medicine, Morning Pointe Assisted Living, Heritage Nursing Home, and Hospice of West Alabama for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Chapel Organ Fund, Hospice of West Alabama, or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com.


  • Leigh Ann Summerford (John), Daughter
  • Hugh Thomas Danner III (Melanie), Son
  • Ann Russell Stuart, Sister
  • Elizabeth Danner Brooks (Barrett), Grandchildren
  • John Thomas Summerford (Kelsey), Grandchildren
  • Elizabeth Margaret Danner, Grandchildren
  • Hugh Thomas Danner IV, Grandchildren
  • Terra Ann Brooks, Great-Grandchild


  • Private Family Graveside Service Sunday, March 22, 2020


Betty Russell Danner

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Joe Lary

March 25, 2020

Our condolences to the Danner family on Betty's passing. She worked as a dental assistant for my wife's cousin, Dr. James Robertson. I think a lot of the entire Danner family and pray Christ will comfort all of you in your loss.