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Bettie Ola Smither

September 12, 1939 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 82)


Bettie Ola Smither, a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to countless numbers of many people, will be remembered for not only that, but also for her warm beautiful smile.

Bettie became a new blessing to her parents Roy, Sr. and Texana Collins Smither on September 12, 1939, in Huntsville, Texas.

Bettie grew up in the Walker County community and received her formal education there as well.  She was a proud member of the Sam Houston High School graduating class of 1957.  In later years her work ethics shined through. She worked for several years with HISD Transportation Department.

Bettie had a love for Christ from a youth until she made her peaceful transition to be with him eternally. In her earlier years she was a member of Galilee Church of God in Christ. In later years she became a member of New Full Gospel Church, under the leadership of Pastor Michael Crooks.

Bettie was affectionately known to many as “Aunt Bettie”. She watched over and showed her deep love for many children.  This memory will linger within all that knew her.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Eric Johnson and  brother: Roy Smither Jr.

Those that are left to cherish memories with her children: Ronald Hagans, Edmond Hagans (Christi), Terri Hagans, Melvin Haywood (Kayla) and Royce Hagans (Shelia); grandchildren: Brandon Hagans, Kelli L. Joiner, Donquise Chevis, Joshua Hagans, Jordan Hagans, Peyton Haywood  and Lauren Hagans; sisters: Marie Harley (Bill) and Byrdia Scott (Henry); aunt: Warner Smither-Brown; god-children: Roy Butcher, Aasia Massie, Toyella Massie, Val Johnson and Charles Johnson; caregivers: Sophia Stubblefield, Dorothy Spencer and Robert Dickey, along with a host of additional relatives and many friends.


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February 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cox Funeral Home
1305 13th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Funeral Service
February 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church
426 US Highway 190 E.
Huntsville, TX 77340

Interment following funeral service
February 19, 2022

Mt. Zion Cemetery
FM 2550 at Wire Loop Road
Huntsville, TX 77320

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