She was born on April 2, 1918, in Polk County, where she lived most of her life.
Mrs. Smith lived her last years in Lake Spivey, Ga. with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a life-long member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cedartown. For many years she owned and operated the Wash-O-Mat on West Ave. Mrs. Smith was known for her cooking talents, her green-thumb as a gardner and was an accomplished seamstress and quilter.
The quilting group she belonged to for many years would often donate their work to various charitable groups or sell their beautiful quilts for many good causes around Cedartown.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James A. (Jim) Smith; her parents, John Thomas and Rebecca Elizabeth Denton; sisters, Elizabeth Mears, Velma Crawford and Lee Caldwell and two brothers, Hoyt Denton and Andrew Denton.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda Dollar Dye and Merril Dye of Lake Spivey and Scottie Dollar Farmer of Cedartown and her sister, Jane Denton Blakeney of Lancaster, S.C. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were conducted on Thursday, July 19 at 2p.m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Brown officiating.
Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mrs. Smith’s nephews: Tom Smyrl, Todd Caldwell, Andrew Denton, Jr., Greg Caldwell, Ray Dollar and Ron Dollar.
Memorial Donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church or Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1937 Rome Highway, Cedartown, GA 30125.
Condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting liteseyfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.