OBITUARY

Betty Lou Smith

September 27, 1931October 31, 2018
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Betty Lou Smith was born on September 27, 1931 and passed away on October 31, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Betty Lou Smith

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Wayne Clendening

November 1, 2018

Jan 29, 2014 I was working in an office near Betty’s home. It started to snow while I was at work. I was driving a commuter van that day and several people were depending on me to pick them up and carry them home. I kept watch on the roads outside and when I noticed the snow on the road was not melting I started getting anxious to leave. I was hindered by need and because each of those riding the van could not leave until their company’s approved closing their offices. As soon as I received word all the riders were cleared, I headed out to pick up my fellow commuters.
I did not know that almost every office near me had closed. I was able to pick up two of the commuters in the first 40 minutes of effort. I started down Interstate 75 Parkway. It was normally a 2 minute drive to the next office. After an hour and a half in the van I was almost half way to the next pick up.
I finally reached the intersection of 75 Parkway and South Cobb drive. The roads on both sides were packed and icy. The hill to the left of me had several cars that were abandoned by drivers who could not make it up the hill and gave up. The hill to the right of me was packed with cars trying to navigate the slippery conditions. The road directly in front of me was less populated with cars. It also led directly to my mother in law’s home. I had the lives of two people in my hands other than my own. Roads that could not be navigated. I made the decision to take those I had with me and try to get to Betty’s home rather than taking any other chances.
It took us another 40 minutes to make the mile commute to Betty’s. She did not hesitate to take me (and the strangers with me) in. She took us all in and treated us like family. She loved people. She loved to cook and make everyone feel at home. She was a precious lady and will be sorely missed.

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