Services Today for Betty Lightfoot

Ripley native and former Memphis attorney Betty Lightfoot died Tuesday (July 17). She was 95. A graduate of Southwestern College and the Atlanta Law School, Mrs. Lightfoot served in World War II before returning to Memphis, where she held various jobs including serving as a secretary for Mayor Boss Crump, performing public relations for the Peabody Hotel and serving in legal roles for the University of Tennessee and Tall Trees. A graveside service was held today at Memorial Park Cemetery on Poplar Avenue. The Commercial Appeal has more.