Mrs. Smith has received degrees from the University of North Alabama and Athens State University. She has taught for 29 years at Ardmore High School and Cedar Hill Elementary.
Mrs. Smith is married to Timothy R. Smith of Ardmore. They have four children: Betsy and Catherine, Kristin and Kyle. Grandchildren are Catie Claire, Lexie and Libie Jack Cardwell, Savannah and Everly Preston, Preston, Peyton, and Ann Marie Gatlin. Mrs. Smith enjoys traveling, rose gardening, collecting antiques, and theatre. She is a member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church in Athens.