On Tuesday, July 27th,2021, our most cherished, Betty Gall passed away in her 87th year.
One of four children, Betty was born on June 2nd,1934, at Eccles, the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret Coldiron. Betty’s father was killed in a mining accident at Eccles. Her brother, Ronald and sister, Carol Sue Weeks have preceded her in death as well. A sister, Janet Peyton of Oak Hill survives.
Betty spent her childhood at Eccles. Her formal education would begin at Eccles Elementary School, she was an alumni of Trap Hill High School where she was a cheerleader and active in Girl Scouts. Betty’s work career began in 1945, at the Eccles Theater as a young girl selling popcorn. It was at the theater where a young man by the name of Louis Gall Jr. would come to the movies and continually buy popcorn so he could talk to Betty.
On November 27th, 1952, Betty would marry Louie. Next year they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage. “Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go.” They worshiped at Memorial Baptist Church. Betty’s work ethic carried her through many careers. She worked for Beckley Manufacturing for 21 years, retiring from the Raleigh County School system with over 20 years of service.
At the end of the day, Betty will be remembered for her devotion to Louie. She was Louie’s most ardent supporter of his many endeavors in the field of public service.
On Saturday, July 31st, at 1:00 pm there will be a “Service of Remembrance” for Betty Gall at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Dewey Lowe will be officiating. Betty will be laid to rest in the Gall family plot at the Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit at 12 noon on Saturday.
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center has been entrusted with the arrangements and is honored to serve the family.
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