Linda Smotherman is from the Piney community in Van Buren County, Tenn.. She became president of Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) in 1983. She started college at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 1968. She finished at the Medical Laboratory School at MTSU in 1972. She worked at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn., until 1978. Around that time, she got involved with SOCM and later served as president.
Interview with Linda L. Smotherman by Evangeline Mee, 31 May 2012 U-0806, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007,Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.