Betty Bell Main went home to be with her Lord on May 23, 2019. Betty was born in Auburn, AL March 27, 1923. She was 96 years old.
She graduated from Auburn University in Home Economics. In 1944 she and her husband, Pete, established Main Drug Store in Union Springs, AL. It has been in business for 75 years with the third generation, Thomas and Julia Main continuing the legacy.
One of her greatest pleasures was raising beautiful roses and sharing them with others. Betty was always active in her community. She was a long time member of the Twentieth Century Literary Club and an avid bridge player. Betty loved the Lord, was committed to her faith, and loved sharing this faith with others.
She was also a big supporter of Christian missions. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Union Springs and taught Sunday School past her 90th birthday. Betty loved her Lord, her family, and her hometown, Union Springs, AL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Allen Main; mother, Mary Bell; father, John P. Bell; sister, Katherine Sullins; brother, Ed Bell; grandson, Paul Main; and daughter-in-law, Gail Main. She is survived by three sons, James Allen Main, Sr. (Gale), Benjamin G. Main, Sr. (Ginger), and John Thomas Main (Renita); five grandchildren, Jay Main, Saxon Main (Katie), Ashley Parker (John), Thomas Main (Julia), and Gralyn Barto (Tully); two step-grandchildren, Adrienne Clemons (Casey) and Matthew Mills; eight great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Mary Katherine, Mac, Tom, Walker and Brantley Main, MacLeod Parker, and Austen Barto; two step-great grandchildren, Crawford and Brunson Clemons.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Fidelis Sunday School class.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be given to the Pete and Betty Main Adult Mission Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 507, Union Springs, AL 36089 or a charity of choice.