Betty Jo Kitchens, age 75, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011, of natural causes. Ms. Kitchens was born in Gadsden, Alabama, on January 30,1936. She is survived by three sons, Phillip Joyner of Huntsville, Alabama, Kenneth Joyner of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daniel Joyner of Birmingham, Alabama, one daughter, Phyllis Swindall and husband Terrell Swindall of Madison, Alabama, two grandchildren, Rachel Murie and husband Shaun Murie of Birmingham, Alabama and Stephen Swindall of Madison, Alabama, and one great-granddaughter, Zoey Murie, sister Doris Stone of Skyline, Alabama.
Higgins Funeral Home of Fayetteville, Tennessee is assisting the family. A private memorial ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.