Betty Runion, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Alice Tinker Wardrupe. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. Betty was a member of Shallow Ford Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a mother, spending time with her family, collecting antiques, and being a good homemaker. In addition to parents, Betty is preceded in death by sisters Gladys Runion, Eva Bowman, Viola Wardrupe, Irene Howell, Dolly Allen, and a brother Howard Wardrupe.


Betty Runion has left behind to cherish her memories:

Husband: Carroll Runion of Erwin;

Sons: Douglas Runion of Las Vegas, NV;

Dan Runion of Erwin, TN;

Grandchildren: Jeff Runion and Brett Runion of Las Vegas, NV;

Sarah Runion and Tyler Runion of Yardley, PA;

Brother: Edward Wardrupe of Erwin, TN;

Sisters: Georgia Arrwood of Erwin, TN;

Revonda Engle and husband, Ike of Erwin, TN;

Pauline McIntosh of Erwin, TN;

Several Nieces and Nephews.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Betty Runion in a graveside service to be held on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 3:00 PM, at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, TN. Reverend Zach Smith will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 11:00 AM and will continue until 1:00 PM. Those attending the committal service will meet at the cemetery by 2:50 PM on Friday.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Betty Runion through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.