When Betty Jean Womble was born on 13 April 1930, her father, Carl Richard Womble Sr., was 22 and her mother, Mary Josephine Estes, was 18. She married G. T. Smith on 22 October 1945, in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States. She lived in Civil District 5, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1999, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.
English: habitational name from Wombwell in Yorkshire. The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Wamba or the Old English word wamb ‘womb, belly’ (used in a topographic sense to mean ‘hollow, area of low ground) + wella ‘spring, stream’.