Betty Jane Smith

Jun 15, 2014

In Memory Of

WAYNESVILLE — Betty Jane Smith, 76, of 191 Forest View Drive, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Mission Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Edna Burchfield Morgan and was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Morgan.

She graduated from Waynesville Township High School, was employed at Northwestern Bank as head bookkeeper, and retired in 2006 from Anderson Automotive Group where she was title and tax clerk. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesville for 61 years and loved spending time with her family.  She also loved listening to bluegrass music.

Betty is survived by a son, Samuel “Tim” Jones and his wife, Brandy Lynn, of Jacksonville; sister, Mary Sue Morgan, of Asheville; brother, Kenneth Earl Morgan, of Waynesville; three grandchildren, Chelsie Pearl Jones, Corey Phillip Jones, and Coleman Josuha Jones; four great-grandchildren; and long-time true friend, Melvin “James” Allen.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at First Baptist Church of Waynesville with the Rev. Dr. Robert Prince III officiating. Burial followed at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at