Betty J. Lunsford Smith


Betty J. Lunsford Smith, 80, of Bristol, FL passed away in her home, October 11, 2023. She was born April 2, 1943, in Calhoun County. Betty grew up in Blountstown and lived in Bristol most of her life. She retired from Centennial Bank. She served in her community with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, and taught line dancing at the Calhoun Senior Citizens Center for many years. Betty enjoyed cooking, dancing, fishing, raising cows, walking, and spending time with her sisters and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Holley and Mable Tew Holley Shuler, and husbands, M.L. Lunsford and Joe Smith. Betty is survived by her two children, Deborah Duggar of Bristol, FL, and Robert (Sherri) Barber of Bristol, FL; grandchildren, Stacey Duggar and Stephanie Duggar of Bristol, FL, Kenny (Amanda) Barber of Kings Bay, GA, Keith (Mandy) Barber of San Diego, CA; 3 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren. She was deeply loved by her sisters, Gloria Cox of Tallahassee, FL, Linda Davis of Blountstown, FL, Lila Davis of Bristol, FL. Visitation will be Monday October 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM (CT) until 11:00 AM (CT) at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM (CT) with Pastor Chris Goodman officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer’s Associating in memory of Betty. To donate online or 800-272-3900. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.


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