Floral 06

Bettie Sue Criswell

July 11, 1936 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 83)


Bettie Sue Criswell, age 83 of Dublin, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Marvin Leo Criswell and the late Fannie Flovelle Moye Criswell.  Miss Criswell was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and taught 4th grade in Cochran.  She then graduated from Georgia College for Women in Milledgeville.  While teaching she studied for her master’s in education, Media Specialist at the University of GA. She served as Librarian in Bibb County and retired as a Media Specialist from the Bibb County School System.  She was a member of the Master Gardeners and the Dublin Garden Club. She was a member of Dublin First United Methodist Church and the Progressive Sunday School Class, where she loved working in her church and serving the Lord.

Bettie Sue loved children, loved flowers and loved hosting for family reunions. She enjoyed the outdoors and lived the way she was raised and was always there to help as much as possible.

In addition to her parents, Bettie Sue was preceded in death by her brother Ralph and sister Flovelle.

Survivors include her sister Carol C. Southerland of Dublin, nephews Cris Mallette of Dublin, and Glenn (Sherry) Mallette of Hazlehurst and great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Visitation for Miss Criswell will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM with the funeral service at 3:00PM. Burial will follow at Northview Cemetery.  Dr. Bob Williams and Rev. Barry Giddens will officiate.

Marvin Mallette Jr, Brad Mallette, Mathew Mallette, Brandon Mallette, and Tyler Conley will serve as pallbearers. The Progressive Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  Contact info is below at the donation's tab. Townsend Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.townsendfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial register.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bettie Sue Criswell, please visit our floral store.


February 4, 2020

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
305 West Gaines Street
Dublin, GA 31021

Funeral Service
February 4, 2020

3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
305 West Gaines Street
Dublin, GA 31021

February 4, 2020

4:00 PM
Northview Cemetery
Northview Drive
Dublin, GA 31021


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
Web: http://alz.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

© 2020 Townsend Brothers Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS