Betty Jean Edwards

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Betty Jean Edwards, 62, of Clanton died Monday, June 25, 2012.

She was born on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1949, in Chilton County, daughter of the late Elijah Smitherman and the late Ruby Hand Smitherman.

She was a painter.

Surviving are her husband, Julius Lee Edwards of Clanton; three sons, William (Laura) Edwards of Clanton, Timothy (Tammy) Edwards of Alabaster and Steven (Melissa) Edwards of Clanton; three granddaughters, Christie Edwards, Leslie Edwards and Jessica Edwards; two grandsons, Cameron Edwards and Derek (Beth) Edwards; great-grandson, Bentley Cleckler Edwards; great-granddaughter, Payson Edwards; two brothers, Kelvin Smitherman and Dovard Smitherman; and two sisters, Mildred Littleton and Frances (Tiny) Johnson.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelvin Smitherman and the Rev. Jeff Mims officiating.

Interment will follow in Old Macedonia Cemetery in Clanton.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

You may leave online condolences on the guest registry for the family at