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Betty Skaggs Smith, 73, Russell Co., KY (1944-2017)

She was a retired school teacher. She was a native of Tucson, AZ, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a member of a respected Russell County, KY family. She was the daughter of the late Lina (Chase) & O.L. (Cricket) Skaggs, and the widow of Eddie Smith. She leaves eight direct living descendants.
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Betty Skaggs Smith, 73, of Jamestown, KY passed away on November 27, 2017, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday December 1, 2017, at the Bernard Ridge Church of God, 170 Stephens Ridge Road, Russell Springs, KY, at 11amCT, with Bro. Lindsey Cornett and Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating. The family will be receiving friends at 10amCT at the church. Care and Cremation was chosen.

Betty Skaggs Smith, 73, Russell Co., KY (1944-2017)

She was born on July 22, 1944 in Tucson, Pima County, AZ. She was a daughter of the late Lina (Chase) & O.L. (Cricket) Skaggs. She died Monday, November 27, 2017, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 73 years, four months, and five days.

She was was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by:
  • One son: Alan (Natalie) Smith, of Jeffersonville, IN

  • Daughter: Ashley Smith, of Louisville, KY

  • Three brothers: Ottis (Charlene) Skaggs, of Jamestown, KY; Joel (Shella) Skaggs, of Russell Springs, KY; and Nathan (Shanda) Skaggs, of Jamestown,KY

  • Two sisters: Rosemary (Bill) Helm, of Jamestown, KY; and Marlene (Johnny) Dunbar, of Somerset, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • As well as a host of nieces and nephews

  • Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Eddie Smith; sister Sharon Skaggs and a granddaughter Brooklyn Coleman. The family request memorial donations to the Bernard Ridge Church of God and can be made at the church. Send condolences to the family of Betty Skaggs Smith

    The H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

    This story was posted on 2017-11-29 02:37:49
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