74 year old Nelda Smith Bettes "Aunt Nell" of Alexandria died Monday evening at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Nelda was the daughter of the late Bill and Beatrice Hardin Smith of Statesville. She was a longtime employee of Performance Food Group and the Alexandria Cafe. Nelda is survived by her sister, Barbara Vanatta of Alexandria; nieces, Tammy Vanatta and Teresa (Tom) Lynch both of Alexandria; nephew, Richie Vanatta and his son, Kameron of Statesville and longtime boyfriend, Charles Hallums of Shop Springs. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment will be at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville.