Betty Vickers Smith
  • Hospice of Rutherford County
    PO Box 336
    Forest City, NC 28043

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“All of my memories of Betty are of her with a huge smile and the happiest attitude. Every morning would start with a big "GOOD MORNING" along with a...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: John Gaither - Charlotte, NC

“Betty was a wonderful lady . She was always smiling even though she was having a bad day . I looked forward to her e-mails and ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Fowler Toney - NC

“I met Betty when I went to work at Gayley -N- Lord (formally Burlington Ind.) in Caroleen. She was so nice to me. She always had a beautiful smile....Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Melissa Mintz Hawkins - Caroleen, NC

“Betty was the sweetest person I knew when I worked with her at cone jacquard in the lab. I know how u all fill because I lost my mother in 2011. My...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Rhonda Fox - Cliffside, NC

“So sorry about Betty, she was a great lady. My Prayers go out to all of the Family & Friends. I know she will be another Special Angel In Gods Heaven. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Wilson Byers - Landrum, SC

“Candy/Don! so sorry to hear of the loss of Ms. Betty! I have SO MANY memories of her and you as well.. Had some great times as a teenager at her...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Yelton (Mckinney)

“Betty was fun, feisty and glamorous! We all loved her at Cone for her sweet, compassionate nature combined with a wicked sense of humor! My...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Fay McFetridge - Morganton, NC

“So sorry to hear about Betty, we worked together at cone,and had a great time ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Teresa Walters - Rutherfordton, NC

“It was a pleasure to know Betty and she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with her family. Much love, Brandie and Kara ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: kara elmore - lawndale, NC

“i worked with betty for several yrs in the lab and front office at cone jacquard. she made coming to work fun. i feel very blessed to have those...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: neva glawson - rutherfordton, NC

“Another super lady that made others feel better by calling,visiting or writing.Betty has graduated and will be missed but we will meet again before...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: WAYNE DOBBINS - ELLENBORO, NC

“betty was a great friend i will cherish all the wonderful memories i have ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: libby price - forest city, NC

“I'm sorry for your loss. Heaven keeps getting sweeter. May God Bless you today and all the years to come. May His Shroud of Peace surround you with...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia Splawn Scruggs - NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. You'll all be in my thoughts & prayers in the days ahead! I love you all~ Leigh Ann & family ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Leigh Ann Gordon Adams - NC


Betty Vickers Smith, age 65, of Old Caroleen Road, Forest City, NC, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at her residence.
Betty was born March 27, 1947 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Pat Vickers and Louise McFalls Vickers. She was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1965 and worked in the textile industry most of her life, having worked for Burlington Industries and Cone-Jacquard. She enjoyed travelling, reading, knitting, crocheting and cooking. She was of the Baptist Faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal Hicks; one brother, Ricky Vickers and two sisters, Barbara Fowler and Brenda Buckner.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Don Smith; one daughter, Candice Little of Caroleen; one step-daughter, Deborah Bowen and husband, Jimmy of Rutherfordton; two step-sons, Jeffrey Smith of Spindale and Phillip Smith and wife, Cindy of Kings Mountain; two brothers, Charles Vickers and wife, Judy of Caroleen and Roger Vickers of Henrietta. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Burton Joshua Little, Jordan Hicks, Nicole Bowen, Tyler Smith, Shelton Smith and Wesley Smith and four great-grandchildren, Haley Smith, Kaley Smith, Jerry Charles Jenkins IV and Travis Smith.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Cool Springs Cemetery with Chaplain Hattie Williams officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Rutherford County for their compassionate care and kindness during Betty's illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.