Willie Beatrice Smith

91 year old Willie Beatrice Smith of Alexandria and formerly of Statesville died Friday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. A retired garment factory worker, she was born in Statesville and was a member of the Statesville United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Smith; a son-in-law, Clyde Vanatta; sisters, Irene Armstrong, Lucille Taylor, and Arbella Vantrease. Her parents were the late Oza Hardin and Minnie Tennessee Ricketts Hardin. Survivors include two daughters, Nelda Bettes and Barbara Vanatta both of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Tammy Vanatta of Alexandria, Teresa and her husband Tom Lynch of Alexandria, and Richie Vanatta of Statesville. A great grandson, Kameron Vanatta of Pleasant Shade. A sister, Arlene Hayes of Sellarsburg, Indiana. One niece and two nephews. Caregiver, Dora Johnson. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

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