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Betty Blair Smith, 88, Russell Co., KY (1932-2021)

Betty Blair Smith of Russell County passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at her home

A graveside service was held for the family.

She was the widow of Grafton Smith. She was born in Eli, Kentucky on August 17, 1932, the youngest child of the late Otha and Vada Blair.

She is survived by; two daughters, Kay (Buddy) McColloch of Jeffersonville, IN, and Gina (Brian) Thornton of Russell Springs. Survivors also include one grandson, Brian Stinson; two granddaughters, Katina Robertson, Kayla Thornton; three great-grandchildren, Seth Robertson, Rylea Stinson, Brooks Robertson; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers; Richard Blair, Hobert Blair, JC Blair, Paul Blair; and five sisters, Alma Smith, Lois Smyth, Velma Robertson, Noba Bottom, and Wilma Thomas.

Betty Spent almost 30 years preparing income taxes and doing accounting at Farmer and Humble, CPA. She was a dedicated member of Fairview Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano for 60 years. She also shared her musical talent by playing piano for various gospel quartets, and in recent years for the residents of Fair Oaks Nursing Home.

It is the request of the family that expressions of sympathy be made to Fairview Baptist Church or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

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

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Betty Blair Smith, 88, Russell Co., KY (1932-2021)

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