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Betty Jo Sawyer English

September 14, 1938 - February 24, 2020
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Funeral service for Mrs. Betty Jo Sawyer English, age 81, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Erwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, beside her husband, Jimmy Thurston English.

Betty was born on September 14, 1938 in New Hope, TN to the late Lonnie Clay Sawyer and Sallie Lou Norman Sawyer Stevenson. She was a graduate of Flintville High School and a member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mrs. English enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, going to church and studying the Bible. She will be remembered by her family for having the best “Grandma’s Sweet Tea,” and cooking meals for her family and friends to enjoy. Mrs. English raised and babysat three generations of the English family. Betty passed away on February 24, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her sons, Buddy (Cindy) English of Fayetteville, Tim (Jessica Moore) English of Fayetteville, and Jamie (Lisa) English of Flintville; grandchildren, LeAnne (Payton) Keller, Jedidiah (Crystal) English, Katilyn English, and Maggie Moore; great-grandchildren, Cullman Graham, Ellie Graham, Emree English, Bryson English and Charlie English; and a brother, Clay (Mattie) Sawyer of Fayetteville. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. English was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremiah English; and step-father, Raymond “Floyd” Stevenson.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund, 23 Letha Thompson Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Betty Jo Sawyer English.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: February 27, 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: February 28, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM