MAGGIE VALLEY — Margaret “Bette” Smith, 97, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation and was a former resident of the Tower at Church Street.

A native of Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Martha Phillips Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Prior to living in Maggie Valley she resided in Orlando, Florida, where she worked as a payroll clerk for Southern Bell Telephone and was a hostess for Disney World. Bette was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville and was a talented quilter.

Bette is survived by her daughter, Mary Hooker, and her husband, Ron; two grandchildren, Kristin Longanecker and Travis Hooker; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Kenzie Longanecker and Tanner and Fletcher Hooker.

The family request memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The care of Smith has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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