Edith Smith

Edith Smith

July 29, 1920 - October 12, 2017

Edith Smith, 97, of Lily passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, at her home.

Born July 29, 1920, in Laurel County, she was the daughter of the late Gilley B. and Flossie Copley.

She was a member of Lily Holiness Church from the age of 14 and taught Sunday School for 70 years.

In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim T. Smith; an infant daughter, Edna Mae Smith; son, Stanley Ray Smith; daughter, Marie Simpson; daughter, Janice “Dale” McNew; and great grandson, Ethan Smith.

She leaves behind her loving family: son, Jack Smith; son, Jerry Smith; son, Jim Smith and wife Genetta; daughter, Gail Shifflet and husband Lonnie; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  She is also survived by many friends, including a very special friend, Mildred Sizemore.  She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Claude Gilbert and Bro. Scott Gaines officiating.  Burial will follow in McHargue Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Sunday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Denny Liford
    Posted at 21:14h, 13 October Reply

    So sorry to hear of Edith’s passing. She was my Mommy’s (Clara) best friend. We all loved her.

  • Brenda Liford
    Posted at 01:30h, 14 October Reply

    I have wonderful memories of Edith and her family,we spent a lot of time at her house.a wonderful Christian lady.love her and her family dearly.

  • Sherri Scalf
    Posted at 03:10h, 14 October Reply

    So very sorry! She was a wonderful, strong woman.

  • Louise Hodge Browning
    Posted at 00:33h, 15 October Reply

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Edith ( as we called her ). I can’t make it down but my heart is with each of you. Will miss her so very much . Love and prayers to all

  • Yvonne Hodge Rednour
    Posted at 00:36h, 15 October Reply

    Please know that i loved Edith so very much. Peace and comfort be with you all. Love you all my family.

  • Paula bowling
    Posted at 07:38h, 15 October Reply

    Well there just aren’t any words to describe this precious soul, she has prayed for about all of us. She was a great prayer

  • Alma Mize
    Posted at 17:55h, 16 October Reply

    Edith always had a smile and hug ready whenever I saw her. She worked hard all her life in support of her family and like me, loved her garden. Her late husband, Jim, plowed our garden years ago with a team of mules for three dollars. I have fond memories of visiting with her and her sister Helen over the years, and they will always remain close in my thoughts. In recent times, we were kindred souls in enjoying rocking on the porch with visitors. May fond memories of your wonderful mother bring you peace and solace during this difficult time.

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