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Bethel Allean "Betty" Smith, 85

Bethel Allean "Betty" Smith, 85

Bethel Allean "Betty" Smith, 85, of Fruitland passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Elizabeth House.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie James Hall and Aldamae Banks Hall, her husband, Clyde W. Smith, two brothers, Jack and Robert Hall and two sisters, Fanny Cantrell and Martha Morris.

Betty retired from J.P Stephens after 30 years of service and had also worked at Mountain Top Sewing and the Hampton Inn. She was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene.

She is survived by her care-giver and niece, Elizabeth Cantrell of Fruitland; a daughter, Judy Smith Mintz of Flat Rock; a son, Clyde Anthony Smith (Konda) of Flat Rock; two brothers, Ralph Hall (Doris) of Flat Rock and William Hall (Nancy) of Washington State; four grandchildren, Donna Heaton, Thomas E. Dills II (Lisa), Austin Smith and Anthony Smith Jr.; four great grandchildren, Michelle, Carlos II, Michael and Carmen; six great-great grandchildren, Dezanyia, Destiny, Eliah, Jacob, Carlos III and Naddia and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the First Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Sherman Waters officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.