A life of service: Cullman’s Betty Flack passes

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Betty Flack placed second in a recent cookie decorating contest at the Cullman Senior Center. (Cullman County Commission on Aging)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman lost a faithful servant on Saturday with the passing of Betty Camp Flack, 80, who served as president of the Cullman Senior Center. Ms. Betty was a frequent participant in events and activities at the Active Adult Center. She was a supporter of the VFW Post 2214 Auxiliary and a member of Lake Catoma Baptist Church. 

Cullman Senior Center participant and Ms. Betty’s best friend, Dot Waters, shared, “Betty was not real outspoken, but when she spoke people listened.  This is what made her perfect for the job as president of the Cullman Senior Center.  She was honest and dedicated.  You could count on her for anything.  She was a loyal friend and my best friend.” 

Cullman County Commission on Aging Director Stephanie Lawson said, “I always enjoyed any time I was able to make it over to the center and chat with Ms. Flack. The love and pride she had for her family was evident in our conversations. Ms. Flack loved the center and everyone here. She seemed to always have the group’s best interest at heart and was ready to take up battles on their behalf. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Cullman Senior Center will not be the same without her.” 

Born in Cullman County on Nov. 7, 1941, to Lewis and Oma McGriff Camp, Ms. Betty is predeceased by her parents, husband Roy, brother John and sisters Patricia Creel and Evelyn Patillo.  

She is survived by her son Jeff Hill and his wife Jacqueline and her daughter Dr. Angela Elliott and her husband Dean. Her grandchildren include Joshua Salter and his wife Stefanie, Jared Salter and his wife Amber and Adam Bryan and his wife Amanda. Ms. Betty’s great-grandchildren are Oakley, Paisley and Lucas Salter. Her additional family members include her brother-in-law Dwayne Creel and several nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bobby Crawford and Brother Burton Sampson officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope #2 Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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