Betty's Story

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Betty Mae Smallwood, 89, of Corbin, born on Nov. 7, 1927 at Brightshade, Clay County Kentucky, passed this life on Dec. 24, 2016 at Christian Health Center in Corbin.
Over 67 years ago, Betty, along with her father, Ance Smallwood; her mother, Maggie Brought Smallwood; her two sisters, Goldie and Bell, moved from Brightshade to Gray, Knox County, Kentucky. Betty, being the sole survivor of her family, lived several years with the late Dewey and Rose Engle of Gray.
In May 2001, Betty moved to the Chapel House in Corbin, where she lived until January 2009 when she became a resident of Christian Health Center. Betty was a gentle, kind-hearted lady who lived a simple and humble life. She will be missed by many.
There will be no visitation. The funeral procession will leave O'Neil - Lawson Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 to Candle Ridge Cemetery in Gray, Kentucky where her body will be laid to rest, following the graveside services with the Rev. Jimmy Siler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Candle Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on December 27, 2016
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