Elizabeth L. “Betty” Smith

February 20, 1931 - September 23, 2017
Elizabeth L. “Betty” Smith

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Elizabeth L. “Betty” Smith, 86, of Hendersonville went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Serepta Osteen Layne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Floyd “Jeter” Smith and brothers, Bruce Layne and his wife, Dot and Edward Layne and his wife, Lois.

Betty was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church and worked as a lunchroom lady for Balfour Elementary for 25 years before retiring in 1990. She enjoyed gardening, pickling, cooking and baking. Although everything she made was delicious, her family particularly loved her biscuits and zucchini bread and jokingly named her kitchen “Betty’s Bar and Grill.”

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Freeman and her husband, Tony; granddaughter, Brooke Laughter and her husband, Frankie; great-granddaughter, Payton; and nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, September 27 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Steve Scoggins will officiate. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, 6-8 PM at Shuler Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cherry Springs Village for the loving, tender care they provided to Betty.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00 PM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oakdale Cemetery - Directions
Hwy 64W
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 25, 2017
    M. Rhodes says:
    I would like to say "Happy Birthday" to Betty in honor of all the children and friends she sang to over the years. She would also tell me who shared my same birthday and that I should call them! Betty was a blessing where ever she was!

  • September 25, 2017
    Connie Desselle says:
    Betty was such a sweet lady !!! I know she will be missed by a lot of people. I know I will always remember her.

  • September 25, 2017
    Glenda Grindle says:
    May God bless each of Betty's family members. She was so faithful to call on my and my husband's birthdays and sing to us. Such a sweet lady!! She was so full of life and joy. My prayers are with you.

  • September 25, 2017
    Lynn Garren Lance and Family says:
    Betty was a precious person and growing up I loved eating at "Betty's Bar and Grill." I have many sweet memories of her throughout my entire life from her cooking, the Halloween bonfires, her love of onions, her easy laughter and so many more. Karen and Family, may God grant you all peace during this difficult time.

  • September 26, 2017
    Tracy Schuller says:
    I was honored to know and work with Miss Betty. She had the best since of humor and she always had a smile and a song for everything. I love you and will miss you. Until we meet again.