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Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan
November 15, 1947 -
February 21, 2023

Visitation

February 26, 2023
12pm to 2pm

Service 

February 26, 2023
2pm

Interment

February 26, 2023
Obituary

Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan, age 75, of Fayetteville, TN passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. She was truly one of a kind. Betty Lou was born in Lincoln County in November of 1947, and thus began her journey on this earth to make her mark on everyone she met. She always had a story to tell, and usually a joke or two. One thing is for certain, if your paths crossed, Betty Lou left you with a smile. She was the best daughter, mother, nana and friend, and she will be sadly missed by so, so many.

Betty Lou is survived by her son, Jeremy Pirtle; her daughter, Aimee Pirtle (William) McCurdy; grandchildren, Jordan Grogan, Maddox Kennedy, Dalton Pirtle, and Annie Pirtle. She also leaves behind her great-grand dog, Lila, who will sadly miss all the snacks and her great ear scratches. Betty Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Robert “Pete” Maddox and Ora Maddox, and her loving husband Ronald Dunivan.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 12pm until 2pm on Sunday at Higgins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fabulous Fifties Foundation, P O Box 934, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan.

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17 Comments

  1. Lori Thornton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all now and the days ahead.

    Lori and Chris Thornton

    Reply
  2. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    My prayers to the family of Betty Lou. She was definitely one of a kind and always fun to be around. She loved her family so much and I know she will be missed by all of you. Thinking of you all.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  3. Shaterra King Miller

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Ms. Betty Lou had such a beautiful and vibrant spirit. May the Lord give your family comfort and strength during this time and all the days ahead.

    Reply
  4. Joan Ables

    Dear Aimee,

    I just wanted you to know that I’m praying for you and your family. Betty Lou left an impression on everyone she knew and she will be dearly missed!
    Love you,

    Reply
  5. Amenia Landers

    Jeremy and Aimee I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mrs Betty Lou had such a beautiful spirit and she will be missed deeply. My prayers for both of you and your families 🙏🏽🖤🙏🏽
    MeMe

    Reply
  6. Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. She was a Beautiful Lady inside and out. We enjoyed working with her at Amana. Always a Smile on her Face and Always Kind to us. God Bless The Family with Comfort and Peace.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  7. Jerry Benson

    Betty Lou was one of the most loving and genuine people that I ever knew. She had a way of making everyone around her happier. A very strong and loyal person that put the needs of others before her own. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Reply
  8. Mike Pitcock

    Words cannot express my sorrow to learn of Betty Lou’s death. She was one of the “coolest” ladies to ever live in this town. When you saw Betty Lou coming, you knew you were fixing to have fun because her wit wasn’t scarce and she was always ready for some fun conversation and laughter. I’ll miss the hugs and fun times. She loved her kids and grandkids more than anything and my thoughts and prayers are with them right now and in the times to come as well. Be strong and hold on to all the wonderful memories… Betty Lou would not have it any other way. Fly High, Betty Lou. I love you.

    Reply
  9. Phyllis Gentry

    I sure did love that beautiful sweet crazy lady. To know Betty Lou was to love her. She always made me laugh. She will surely be missed by so many. Rest in Peace sweet Betty Lou.

    Reply
  10. Karen Gilliam

    I have such fond memories of Betty Lou. She always spoke every time she saw me and would always have something positive to say. She made her presence known in this world, and she will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

    Reply
  11. Phil Mitchell

    My deepest sympathy to family. My prayers are for comfort and consolation during your time of grief. I do not make it back to TN very often, I recall a few years back being in one of the shopping centers there and I see her waving and headed toward me to say hi. I didn’t think she would even remember me. She and I were political sparrers on Facebook and constant joke traders. She will be missed.

    Reply
  12. Dana Sartain

    So sad for your loss. Her love of others was a gift she gave
    She never failed to make others smile
    May God bless you and fill you with His love

    Reply
  13. Judy Strope

    There was only one Betty Lou! She was loved and anyone who was in school with her has a Betty Lou story. She will be missed!

    Reply
  14. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Betty Lou will be missed by us all. A priceless caring friend with a Love for everything in Life. She fought many illnesses without complaints Always a smile and a good conversation. My entire family worked with her at Amana and would help anyone she could. Prayers to Aimee and all the Family. May God wrap his arms around each of you as God has gained another Angel. Our Love to you all. Brenda and Joe Burns

    Reply
  15. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences for the great loss. Rest in peace Sis!

    Reply
  16. Betty Koonce

    So sorry to hear about Betty Lou. She will be missed dearly. Always had a smile for everyone. Great person to work with.

    Reply
  17. Marcella

    With our sincere condolences to the family. We loved our Betty Lou what a blessing to have known her . May god comfort you all at this sad time.

    Roy l and Marcella scott

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Lori Thornton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all now and the days ahead.

    Lori and Chris Thornton

    Reply
  2. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    My prayers to the family of Betty Lou. She was definitely one of a kind and always fun to be around. She loved her family so much and I know she will be missed by all of you. Thinking of you all.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  3. Shaterra King Miller

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Ms. Betty Lou had such a beautiful and vibrant spirit. May the Lord give your family comfort and strength during this time and all the days ahead.

    Reply
  4. Joan Ables

    Dear Aimee,

    I just wanted you to know that I’m praying for you and your family. Betty Lou left an impression on everyone she knew and she will be dearly missed!
    Love you,

    Reply
  5. Amenia Landers

    Jeremy and Aimee I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mrs Betty Lou had such a beautiful spirit and she will be missed deeply. My prayers for both of you and your families 🙏🏽🖤🙏🏽
    MeMe

    Reply
  6. Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. She was a Beautiful Lady inside and out. We enjoyed working with her at Amana. Always a Smile on her Face and Always Kind to us. God Bless The Family with Comfort and Peace.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  7. Jerry Benson

    Betty Lou was one of the most loving and genuine people that I ever knew. She had a way of making everyone around her happier. A very strong and loyal person that put the needs of others before her own. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Reply
  8. Mike Pitcock

    Words cannot express my sorrow to learn of Betty Lou’s death. She was one of the “coolest” ladies to ever live in this town. When you saw Betty Lou coming, you knew you were fixing to have fun because her wit wasn’t scarce and she was always ready for some fun conversation and laughter. I’ll miss the hugs and fun times. She loved her kids and grandkids more than anything and my thoughts and prayers are with them right now and in the times to come as well. Be strong and hold on to all the wonderful memories… Betty Lou would not have it any other way. Fly High, Betty Lou. I love you.

    Reply
  9. Phyllis Gentry

    I sure did love that beautiful sweet crazy lady. To know Betty Lou was to love her. She always made me laugh. She will surely be missed by so many. Rest in Peace sweet Betty Lou.

    Reply
  10. Karen Gilliam

    I have such fond memories of Betty Lou. She always spoke every time she saw me and would always have something positive to say. She made her presence known in this world, and she will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

    Reply
  11. Phil Mitchell

    My deepest sympathy to family. My prayers are for comfort and consolation during your time of grief. I do not make it back to TN very often, I recall a few years back being in one of the shopping centers there and I see her waving and headed toward me to say hi. I didn’t think she would even remember me. She and I were political sparrers on Facebook and constant joke traders. She will be missed.

    Reply
  12. Dana Sartain

    So sad for your loss. Her love of others was a gift she gave
    She never failed to make others smile
    May God bless you and fill you with His love

    Reply
  13. Judy Strope

    There was only one Betty Lou! She was loved and anyone who was in school with her has a Betty Lou story. She will be missed!

    Reply
  14. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Betty Lou will be missed by us all. A priceless caring friend with a Love for everything in Life. She fought many illnesses without complaints Always a smile and a good conversation. My entire family worked with her at Amana and would help anyone she could. Prayers to Aimee and all the Family. May God wrap his arms around each of you as God has gained another Angel. Our Love to you all. Brenda and Joe Burns

    Reply
  15. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences for the great loss. Rest in peace Sis!

    Reply
  16. Betty Koonce

    So sorry to hear about Betty Lou. She will be missed dearly. Always had a smile for everyone. Great person to work with.

    Reply
  17. Marcella

    With our sincere condolences to the family. We loved our Betty Lou what a blessing to have known her . May god comfort you all at this sad time.

    Roy l and Marcella scott

    Reply

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