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Betty Carvin

December 2, 1934 — January 27, 2023

Brownsville, TN

Betty Carvin Obituary

Graveside Service
Friday,  February 3, 2023
11:00 AM
Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery

Our beloved Mother, Betty Bond Livingston Carvin, died on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the age of 88. Betty was born and raised in Brownsville, Tennessee, and married the love of her life, James Hart Carvin, Sr., in 1949. Betty and James were together 70 years at the time of his death in 2019. All three of their children were born in Brownsville.  Graveside Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Dickerson officiating.

Betty worked for the Memphis Police Department and, in 1965, was awarded Policewoman of the Year. Her beat was the intersection of Macon and Bayliss at Kingsbury Elementary. She loved helping get the kids safely to and from school each weekday. Betty later worked as a loan officer at Leader Federal Savings & Loan until retirement, at which time she and James returned to their hometown. Betty then went to work at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. After leaving the Chamber, Betty worked again with children as a school bus driver for Haywood County Schools and a cafeteria cashier at East Side Elementary.

Betty loved children, animals, music, and sports. Aside from raising her three children, Betty raised a granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She had many dogs throughout her life and recently discovered her love of cats. Betty played piano in church and in her home, traditional hymns being her favorites. She loved big band music, Elvis, and country. She was a die-hard fan of football and basketball, both college and professional.

Preceding Betty in death were her father, Albert “Doc” Livingston, Jr., mother, Bond Morton Livingston Moses, her husband, James, and son, Mark Livingston Carvin. Betty leaves behind her sister, Nancy Livingston Reeves (Joe), son, James Hart Carvin, Jr. (Jane), daughter, Mian Bond Carvin (Margaret), grandchildren, Kris Carvin (Elaina) and Lily Bond Britain, and great-granddaughter, Madison Carvin.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220. All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.


Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Zion Methodist Church Cemetery

1732 Rudolph Rd, Brownsville, TN 38012

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