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Bettie Smith, 84, Russell Springs, KY (1938-2023)

Bettie Smith of Russell Springs passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Larold Gosser officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation will be at 10amCT on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home.

She was born on Sunday, July 10, 1938, in Russell Springs, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ida Oneil Gosser Auterson and the late Frank Tilford Auterson.

Survivors include:
  • A sister, Vondell Abrams, of Russell Springs KY
  • A brother, Clifford Auterson, of Russell Springs KY
  • A host of nieces and nephews
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Sigman and Donald Paul Smith II. She was a homemaker and member of Salem United Baptist Church.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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