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Betty Newton Griles

December 9, 1935 — August 12, 2022

Randolph, Virginia

Betty Ann Newton Griles, age 86, of Randolph, Virginia passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2022. She was born December 9, 1935 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Clifton Newton and the late Nellie Gillispie Newton. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Rudolph Griles.

Betty is survived by her children, James Michael Griles, Larry Griles (Sylvia), Carole Freeman (Bob), Bethany Griles Bergin (Shane), and Jamie Griles (Shelly); grandchildren, Angela Kerrick, Mikki Icenhour (Jay), Brandy Hatcher (Mark), Josh Griles (Chrisie), Tyler Griles (Cassidy), Megan Myers (Timmy), Jeremy Bumgarner, Lillian Bergin, Emmett Bergin, Finn Bergin, and Ronan Bergin; fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her friend and caregiver, Hazel Mosley. 

Betty was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She adored her family and enjoyed hosting large gatherings to entertain.

Betty's favorite pastimes were scrapbooking, going to Walmart, and caring for her many cats. She had a quick smile and an infectious laugh. Betty brought joy to the lives of those that were fortunate enough to know her. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2022 at Public Fork Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Larry Griles (16186 Kings Hwy, Wylliesburg, VA) on Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 3 until 6 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Betty’s memory to Sweet Virginia Barn Cats (PO Box 154, Clarksville, VA, 23927) or online at 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City will be handling the arrangements. 

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