Betty McMahan

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Funeral services for Betty McMahan Cummings were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2020. Visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.

Betty was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, and was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in English and Library Science. She worked as a school Liberian in Virginia and Maryland.

She enjoyed needlework and completed many fine pieces of needlepoint and embroidery and received many accolades for her work. She was a charter member of the local chapter of Embroiders Guild of America. She was also a member of the Triskaidek Camping Chapter and the East Alabama Amateur Radio Club.

During the 1960’s the Cummings family had a tour of duty on Okinawa with DoD where she learned to prepare Chinese meals and as a by-product of those cooking lessons, she hosted many “wok-luck” dinners with her many friends.

After retirement, she and husband Hal enjoyed extensive travels in their RV.

She was a member of First Methodist Church of Opelika and the Poe-Cumbie Sunday School class.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years Hal, son Mike (Sharon) and daughter Jan (Richard), one grandson Michael Jr., and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Opelika’s General Fund.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

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