Mary Smith
April 16, 1952 -
November 24, 2018

Visitation

November 28, 2018
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

November 28, 2018
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mary Smith, age 66, of La Follete, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Medium Cemetery.

Mary was born on April 16, 1952 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Hugh Lauderdale and Hilda Nichols Smith. She was a graduate of Central High School, attended East TN State University, and earned her Masters degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. During her career, Mary was a librarian and art teacher with the Claiborne County, TN schools for 35 years. She was a member of the Underwood Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cumberland Gap, TN. Mrs. Smith enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and was a great artist. Mary passed away on November 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her brother, William M. (Joyce) Smith of Dedham, MA; nieces and nephews, Charles (Cheryl) Bartley, Sharon Knight, Mary Alice Smith (Murray) Stubblefield, Hugh A. Smith, Melissa Smith (Sjon-Paul) Conyer, Daniel Smith, and Meredith Smith; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Nichols Smith; sisters, Virginia Ann Smith Bartley, Laura Jane Smith, and Dorothy Smith; and a nephew, Joe Askins Smith.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until the time of service at 1 PM on Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, P.O. Box 61, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mary Smith.

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11 Comments

  1. Boshears' Family

    Mary was my mother’s roommate at the Rehab center in LaFollette. Our family fell in love with her and we are deeply saddened to hear of her passing.

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  2. Carolyn Cox

    Mary was a member of our Beta Phi chapter of DKG (Campbell and Claiborne Counties). She was always generous with her artistic talents and soft spoken, kind-hearted ways. She resigned her membership when she retired and moved to Fayetteville. We certainly missed her after she moved.

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  3. Esther Halliwell

    Mary was such a kind, gentle & talented person. She attended our wedding and blessed us with some of her beautiful art work. Praying comfort and peace from our Lord for her family & close friends too.

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  4. Esther H.

    Mary was such a kind, gentle & talented person. She attended our wedding and blessed us with some of her beautiful art work. Praying comfort and peace from our Lord for her family & close friends too.

    Reply
  5. Meredith

    Aunt Mary – I will miss your sweet smile, wit, and the joy your spread to those around you. I will be holding you in my heart and sending prayers to all our family and friends. I was so blessed to have you as my aunt, my book buddy, and the best road trip companion.

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  6. Darlene Moyers

    Sweet Mary, so kind and a bit shy. So happy you came into my life.

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  7. Joyce Smith

    Mary was a creative and enthusiastic person. When I married Will, I felt a part of a wonderful family. Mary included me in her love for Will. She had enthusiasm for teaching and art. She created beautiful blankets which are a constant memory of her artistic talent. I will always remember her with a smile. She truly was a gift from God.

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  8. Pastor Donnie Bannister

    It was my pleasure to know and pastor Mary for several years at Underwood Grove. She was a wonderful person and loved God’s Word. I look forward to seeing her in heaven. Prayers for the family.

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  9. Carolyn Powell

    I cherish the friendship and memories I have of Mary as a neighbor, fellow church member, co-worker, Delta Kappa Gamma sister, and most of all, as a friend. There will never be another Mary.

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  10. Blake G.Byrd,Jr

    My Mary, Sweetest Sister friend for 50 years. The most open minded talented girl that I have ever known. Our stories, trips, movies will be forever in my heart. Thousands of times that we have hugged and said the Love word will keep us together always! Blake,Jr.

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  11. bj

    My deepest condolence for your family of your loss, Mary. God is close to the broken hearted and He saves those who are crust in spirit.

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11 Comments

  1. Boshears' Family

    Mary was my mother’s roommate at the Rehab center in LaFollette. Our family fell in love with her and we are deeply saddened to hear of her passing.

    Reply
  2. Carolyn Cox

    Mary was a member of our Beta Phi chapter of DKG (Campbell and Claiborne Counties). She was always generous with her artistic talents and soft spoken, kind-hearted ways. She resigned her membership when she retired and moved to Fayetteville. We certainly missed her after she moved.

    Reply
  3. Esther Halliwell

    Mary was such a kind, gentle & talented person. She attended our wedding and blessed us with some of her beautiful art work. Praying comfort and peace from our Lord for her family & close friends too.

    Reply
  4. Esther H.

    Mary was such a kind, gentle & talented person. She attended our wedding and blessed us with some of her beautiful art work. Praying comfort and peace from our Lord for her family & close friends too.

    Reply
  5. Meredith

    Aunt Mary – I will miss your sweet smile, wit, and the joy your spread to those around you. I will be holding you in my heart and sending prayers to all our family and friends. I was so blessed to have you as my aunt, my book buddy, and the best road trip companion.

    Reply
  6. Darlene Moyers

    Sweet Mary, so kind and a bit shy. So happy you came into my life.

    Reply
  7. Joyce Smith

    Mary was a creative and enthusiastic person. When I married Will, I felt a part of a wonderful family. Mary included me in her love for Will. She had enthusiasm for teaching and art. She created beautiful blankets which are a constant memory of her artistic talent. I will always remember her with a smile. She truly was a gift from God.

    Reply
  8. Pastor Donnie Bannister

    It was my pleasure to know and pastor Mary for several years at Underwood Grove. She was a wonderful person and loved God’s Word. I look forward to seeing her in heaven. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  9. Carolyn Powell

    I cherish the friendship and memories I have of Mary as a neighbor, fellow church member, co-worker, Delta Kappa Gamma sister, and most of all, as a friend. There will never be another Mary.

    Reply
  10. Blake G.Byrd,Jr

    My Mary, Sweetest Sister friend for 50 years. The most open minded talented girl that I have ever known. Our stories, trips, movies will be forever in my heart. Thousands of times that we have hugged and said the Love word will keep us together always! Blake,Jr.

    Reply
  11. bj

    My deepest condolence for your family of your loss, Mary. God is close to the broken hearted and He saves those who are crust in spirit.

    Reply

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