|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2009|
Mary Louise Smith, 83, Henderson, passed away at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
She was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Henderson to Willie Bell Butler and Bessie Mae Taylor Butler. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, was a mother of the church and served on the Ministers and Wives committee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the Rev. James R. Smith Sr., who died in 2003; one daughter, Pearl Louise Smith, who died in 1999; four sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Hallie Marshall and her husband, Grant, Mary Dixon and Lillie Pruitt and her husband, Robert, all of Henderson; three sons, William Smith and his wife, Gayle, and James R. Smith Jr., both of Henderson, and Robert A. Smith and his wife, Rita, of Paducah; one stepdaughter, Sondra Francis of Evansville; two sisters, Janice Hall and Guinevere Green and her husband, Tyrone, both of Henderson; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Norris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of arrangements.
Published 21 January 2009 in The Gleaner (Henderson, KY)
James R. Smith (1924 - 2003)*
Created by: Lynn Fischer
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
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