Betty Bottoms
Jul 17, 2014 | 515 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Betty Jean Bottoms, 76, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1937, to the late Felix and Hazel Gallaher.

She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

She retired from Peytons Southeastern after 10 years of service. She loved flowers and taking care of the yard at her home. Above all things, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family.

In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by infant son, Timothy Wayne Bottoms.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Debbie Ellis of Benton; two sons: Darrell Bottoms (Sharon) and Gary Bottoms (Wanda); one sister, Joanne Swafford; three grandsons: Petty Officer Third Class Matthew Bottoms (Brittany), Grant Bottoms and Zachary Murphy; one great-grandson, Elijah Keane Murphy; and many extended family members and friends.

The funeral will be held today, July 17, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Philippi Baptist Church, 2325 Harrison Pike.

The family will receive friends from 5 until the 8 p.m. service time today at the church.

Dr. Sammy Hooker will be officiating the service.

Interment will be on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Petty Officer Third Class Matthew Bottoms, Grant Bottoms, Zachary Murphy, Tracy Swafford, Tony Swafford and Nick Swafford serving as pallbearers.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Betty or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bottoms family with these arrangements.