Mrs. Betty Sue Outland Vinson

  • Born: June 30, 1931
  • Died: September 6, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Betty by adding your memories and photos.

Betty Sue Outland Vinson, of Murray, passed away on September 6, 2021, at Brookdale Murray. Betty was born in 1931 in the Elm Grove community of Calloway County Kentucky to Gatlin and Arie Outland. After she was graduated from Murray High School in 1949, she was employed four years at the Bank of Murray. In 1953, she married C.D. Vinson, Jr. of Dover, Tennessee. At that time, she became the bookkeeper for the family business, Vinson Tractor Company. Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband.

Betty was a member of First Baptist Church for 71 years and was honored in 2017 for teaching Sunday School to children for 63 years. She was a member for many years of the Business and Professional Women's Club and a member of the Zeta Department of the Murray Woman's Club where she served as treasurer and card-sender. For many years, she also was in charge of the upkeep of Outland Cemetery.

Betty was known as a Christian, Southern genteel lady who was a very generous person and one who sent cards to almost everyone she knew. If a person had a birthday or a death in the family, he or she could expect to receive a card with a "love gift."

She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Mark Alan and Lisa, of Memphis. She is also survived by three nieces, Lisha (Jimmy) Key and Shaun (Greg) Workman, Sue (Tim) Thurmond, and by Robbie and Lisa Rudolph, Mallory Rudolph Howard, and Grant Vinson Rudolph. A host of friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, and from 9:00 a.m. until funeral hour on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Amazon Mission Organization, AMOR-Your Mission Matters, Att. William Walker, PO Box 55393, Little Rock, Arkansas 72215-5393 or to the Steve Hale Evangelistic Association, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
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Steve and I extend our deepest sympathy to
you and your family. We fondly remember Betty Sue, and are grateful for all her years of service at FBC Murray. She also has been a living a faithful supporter to SHEA for many years. Our love and prayers, Dr. and Mrs. Steve Hale

Posted by Debbie Hale - Woodstock, GA - Friend   September 20, 2021

I was so fortunate to know and work with Mrs'' Betty At church for many years. She was such an encourager to me being young in the ministry and all throughout my time there. I am so sad I was not able to be at her service but know I will see her again one day!

Posted by Joetta Kelly - Murray, KY - Friend   September 10, 2021

Mark, I was very fond of your mother. Know that I am thinking of you at this time.

Posted by A.W. Simmons - Memphis, TN - Friend   September 10, 2021

Ms. Betty was a wonderful lady.

Posted by Janet Henley - Murray, KY - Friend   September 08, 2021

Our prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Posted by Bob Bledsoe - Bartlett, TN - Friend   September 08, 2021

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