OBITUARY: Betty Jean Douglas


Betty Jean Douglas, age 81, of Springfield, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at her home.

Mrs. Douglas was born April 18, 1941 in Greenbrier to the late Orin and Christine Baggett Hall.

She grew up attending Rock Springs Baptist Church along with her parents and her sisters. The family was very active and engaged in most all services and events at the church. It was there where Mrs. Douglas made a profession of faith and was baptized. Although she moved her membership after marriage and was currently a member at Springfield Baptist Church, she was not a stranger to Rock Springs. She often attended homecoming and other special events with her sisters.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Douglas is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Douglas, Sr. and her sister, Alice Faye Sullivan.

Mrs. Douglas is survived by her son, Howard Ronald Douglas, Jr.; daughter, Lori Jean Douglas; sisters, Elizabeth Rawls and Shirley Franks; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Douglas, Rion Edwards, and Ragan Edwards.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 at 2 pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Rawls, Andy Hall, Eric Hall, Blake Jenkins, Rion Edwards and Tom Rawls serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2 pm.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or to Greenbrier High School Softball. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements.



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