Mrs. Betty Shankles Smith Carmichael

February 25, 1932 – Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mrs. Betty Shankles Smith Carmichael, 86, of Valley Head, AL passed away on May 13, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital. She was born on February 25, 1932 to Mr. Lester Shankles & Mrs. Hazel Tatum Shankles.
She is survived by:
Husband: James P. Carmichael-Valley Head, AL
Son: Mike Smith (Lu)-Fort Payne, AL
Daughters: Judy Lewis (Richard)-Dalton, GA & Rita Chapman (Whitney)-Mentone, AL
Step-daughters: Linda Thomas (Bob)-Fort Payne, AL & Emmy Carmichael-Atlanta, GA
Sister: Marguerite Whitmire-Tuscaloosa, AL
Grandchildren: Chris Lewis (Misty), Tim Lewis, Amy Cardin (Chad), Lisa Crowder, John Chambers & Anna Chapman
7 Great-Grandchildren
Preceded in death by the Father of her Children: Walter "Scutter" Smith
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to MERF House (Mentone Educational Resources Foundation) or mail to MERF P. O. Box 107 Mentone, AL 35984 in memory of Betty Carmichael


Date of Visitation: Thursday, May 17, 2018 & Friday, May 18, 2018

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Visitation Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM & 12:00 PM-2:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Friday, May 18, 2018

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Funeral Time: 2:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Nathan VanHorn & Dr. Pat McFadden

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6 entries.
Annette May wrote on May 21, 2018:
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Betty. I haven't seen her in years, but I always remembered how good she was to me, and how much I loved being in her home.
Love to you all.
Martha McCurdy wrote on May 17, 2018:
So sorry for your loss of Betty, she was a joy to be around and her smile will be missed in our community. Love and Prayers for Family
Bill Smith wrote on May 16, 2018:
I'm very sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. She was always smiling and happy. It was always a joy to visit her home.
Wayne J Smith wrote on May 15, 2018:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Betty. She was a very dear and sweet person, and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. God has another Angel in Heaven.
Lajean Hammond Matthews wrote on May 15, 2018:
Jim, Rita, and all those whom her live touched,
Betty and I shared so many early in - life experiences that our dear old Valley Head afforded us...She was ,quietly, more than adequate in handling the good and bad that came her way...she lived with grace, and supported the best features of all her progeny...Jim, beyond everyone, has suffered a great loss...My condolences to one and all, most especially, her beloved Rita....
Donald Smith wrote on May 15, 2018:
Aunt Betty as I always called her was so dear to me when my wife passed away on Dec 1,2015. She was definitely one of my favorite aunts. I think the world of "Jim" Carmichael also. May God bless Jim, Betty, & the whole carmichael & smith family.