Obituary: Betty Alice Aldridge

December 19, 1940 – February 17, 2020

Betty Alice Aldridge, 79, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 19, 1940, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, she was the daughter of Paris and Arkie (Scott) Wilder.  She married Paul Brance Aldridge on October 21, 1978.  She was previously married to James Leon Flora.

She had been employed at RCA with 22 years of service.  She was the owner of the Daily Scoop for five years alongside her husband, Paul. Betty had a beautiful singing voice and sang with The Singing Revelations for 31 years.  She spent a large part of her life making sure others knew about the love that our God has for us and about the reward that awaits those who love Him when this life is over.  She was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.  Betty was very creative, a good cook, and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. 

Survivors include her husband, Paul Brance Aldridge of Mitchell; children, Cheryl Ann Flora of Louisville, Kentucky, James Leon (Tracy) Flora, Jr., of Mitchell, Jeffrey Alan (Valerie) Flora of Seymour, Kathy Ellen (Mark) Shirley of Lincoln, California, William Ted (Joyce) Aldridge of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and a sister, Pauline Flora of Mitchell                                                   

Her parents and siblings, Boyd Wilder, T.J. Wilder, Baylor Wilder, Stella Myers, and Sylvia Fortner, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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