Bettye  Smith
A funeral service for Bettye Smith age 88, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Friday, May 24, 2019 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. A visitation will begin at 1 p.m She will be laid to rest at Earle's Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs Smith passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 in Tyler. She was born October 23, 1930 in Ennis, TX to William Everett and Callie (Franklin) Collier.
Bettye and her husband proudly served as foster parents for Buckner Children's Home. She devoted 62 years of her life to genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her father; mother and step father Lester Wilbanks; and step brother, Robert Lester Wilbank.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lonnie Smith; dear friends, Boni and Charles Demaree and many nieces and nephews.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Buckner Children's Home at Buckner International, 700 N. Pearl St., Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75201 or
Published on May 23, 2019


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