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.