Betty Muriel King Bivens

Betty Muriel King Bivens, 95, departed this earthly life peacefully on Dec. 28, 2020. Betty was born on July 21, 1925 to Percy and Essie King in Perryville, Tennessee. She graduated from Parsons High School. Betty was employed by Du Pontde Nemours and Company in Nashville for several months making parachutes during World War II. She also traveled to California to work for a short period of time. On Oct. 31, 1945 she wed Edward "Dude" Bivens in Corinth, Mississippi. Together they had one son, Randall Bivens. Betty and Randall traveled with Dude for several years to whereever his job with the pipeline took them. During the 1960’s Betty worked with her brothers, Joe and Thomas, in Decaturville at King’s Furniture Store.In 1983, Betty opened Little Josh's Restaurant (named after her only grandchild, Josh) in Perryville and worked there cooking fish until the age of 84.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Essie Gurley King; her husband, Edward "Dude" Bivens; her son, Randall Bivens; and two brothers, Thomas Rogers King and Joe Leonard King. 

Survivors include a grandson, Josh (Jenny) Bivens; and two great-grandchildren, Makinley and Austin; a brother, James H. “Chunk” (Lyndall) King; two sister-in-laws, Robbie King and Annette King; as well as a niece and several nephews and very special caregivers, Sarah Vise, Terry Joe and Doris King and Tommy and Judy Montgomery.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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