|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1936|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2012|
Ailey, GA - Mrs. Betty McCallum Bivins, age 75 of Ailey died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was a native of Montgomery County and graduated in 1954 from the Mt. Vernon-Ailey High School as the Salutatorian. After high school, she married her husband, who was a Marine and they traveled the United States during his career. She was a graduate of Brewton-Parker Junior College in Mt. Vernon, and earned her Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, where she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota, which is a music fraternity for women. She earned her Master's degree from Georgia Southern. In 1973 she moved back home and taught piano for many years. She was a math teacher and the computer coordinator for the Montgomery Public schools and retired after twenty years of service. She was a charter member of the College Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution and was an avid genealogist. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ware McCallum and Pearl Maurine Meadows McCallum McRae.
Mrs. Bivins is survived by her husband, Retired Lieutenant Colonel (United States Marine Corps) Harold "Sonny" Bivins of Ailey; two daughters, Betty Ann Fleenor and husband Courtney, and Dr. Catherine Bivins all of Richmond, Virginia; one son, Dr. Harold Bivins, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; two brothers, Retired Commander James Archibald McCallum and wife Julie of St. Augustine, Florida and James Ware McCallum of Franklin, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Carlton, Morrison, Mairin, Matthew, and Hannah; an aunt Margaret Kennedy of Reidsville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 13th at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with the Reverend Wayne Durden and Reverend Randall Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richland Restoration League Inc., c/o Emmett Shurling, Treasurer, P.O. Box 681, Jeffersonville, GA 31044-0681.
James W. McCallum (1897 - 1969)
Maurine McCallum McRae (1909 - 1997)
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon (Montgomery County)
Maintained by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84796035