BETTY J. WHITT, 81, Rutledge, passed away Friday, August 11 at home with the care of Smoky Mountain Hospice. She was a member of Avondale Baptist Church, a nurse at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care for 36 years and also worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for nine years. She was dearly loved by the staff members and residents for whom she provided care for. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George M. Whitt; mother, Mettie C. Hodge; and infant sister, Agnes Mayes. Survivors include her daughters, Dianna Arnold, Darlene (Jerry) Howington and Debbie (Brent) Spoon; granddaughters, Melissa (Kevin) Kelly and Brittany Shoffner; great-grandchildren, Zachary Carmichael, and Camden and Carter Bell. The family received friends prior to the funeral services Sunday, August 13 in the chapel of Smith-Reagan Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Morgan and Rev. J.C. Morgan officiating. Graveside services were held Monday at Avondale Cemetery.
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