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Betty Lou Dunevant Beets
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1937
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2000
Walker County
Texas, USA

Betty was a 10th grade drop-out and most her life worked as a cashier and waitress. She was married 5 times. She was sentenced to death on August 6th, 1983, 46 at the time. She was convicted of the shooting death of her 5th husband, Jimmy Don Beets at their home in Gun Barrel City, in eastern Texas. The prosecutor said she killed her firefighter husband to collect his $100,000.00 Life Insurance Benefits and his pension. His body was discovered in a Wishing Well on their property, surrounded by a flower garden. Police also found the skeletal remains of her fourth husband Doyle Wayne Baker, buried under a storage shed at the home. He also had been shot to death, his disappearance had remained unsolved till they searched her property during their investigation of her 5th husband. She was labeled the "Killer Granny." Before her execution took place, she declined any final statement. She died by lethal injection. She was 62, two weeks before her 63rd Birthday. She was survived by: Her five children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 
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  James Garland Dunevant (1912 - 2003)
  Margaret Louise Smithwick Dunevant (1917 - 1993)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes spread over her mothers grave at an undisclosed location.
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Nov 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12276691
Betty Lou <i>Dunevant</i> Beets
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Betty Lou <i>Dunevant</i> Beets
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Betty Lou <i>Dunevant</i> Beets
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