Betty Scruggs

September 2, 1949 – April 6, 2021

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Betty Jo King Scruggs, 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at her home in Tupelo. Born on September 2, 1949 in Jackson, she was a daughter to Jesse Joe Allen and Viola McKay King. Prior to her retirement, she worked for a number of years in retail management. She loved to watch westerns and family get-togethers. In her younger years, she liked to fish. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was a Christian.

Visitation will be on Friday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Joe King, Sr. (Shirley) of Pine View, GA and James Owen Imel, III of Tupelo; one daughter, Lesia Tucker (Kenny) of Tupelo; one brother, Malcolm Walker; her sister, Catherine Imel of Hamilton; 8 grandchildren, Billy Joe King, Jr., Ashley Amanda King, Kenneth James Dalton King, Jason Gordon, Leann Tucker, Austin Imel, Rachel Imel, and Heather Imel; and 5 great grandchildren, Emma Grace Miller, Jackson Wade Hendrix, Chandler Imel, Aiden Vargas, and Kira Kissim.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James King; and two husbands, James Owen Imel, Jr. and Michael Wayne Scruggs.

Condolences may be shared with the family at


APR 9.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home

1604 Hwy 25 South

P.O. Box 485

Amory, MS 38821

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