Bettie Crutcher (born September 24, 1938 - died November 23, 1994) was a registered pediatric nurse and the wife of bookstore owner Gene Crutcher. She met Crutcher while a student at Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee and came with him to Birmingham in 1954.
In addition to nursing, Bettie worked at the bookstore as a bookkeeper. She and Gene had six children, Annie, Beth, Kay, Bill, David, and Sara.
- Swindle, Michael (2005) "The 'City Lights Bookstore' of Birmingham, Alabama, Prop. Gene Crutcher: A Remembrance" in Slouching towards Birmingham: Shotgun Golf, Hog Hunting, Ass-Hauling Alligators, Rara in Haiti, Zapatistas, and Anahuac New Year's in Mexico City. North Atlantic Books, pp. 163-170. Rpt. at Personal Stories from Southside, ed. by Steven Ford Brown