Mary Lou Smith

Mary Lou Smith

January 10, 1946 - August 11, 2023

Mary Lou Smith, 77, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, at Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.  Born January 10, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Martha Groves.

Mertie, as she was called by virtually everyone, especially enjoyed yard work.  She also loved crafts.

In addition to her father and mother, Mertie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Martin Smith, and four sisters: Betty Groves, Annalee Groves, Gertie Sawyers, and Wilma Powell.

Mertie leaves behind two daughters: Tina Jarvis and husband James, and Connie Lanham; four grandchildren: Tiffany Jarvis, Jeff Jarvis, Brandy Lanham, and Levi Lanham; great-grandson, Brentlee Smith; and sister, Sue Parrigan and husband John.  She is also survived by several other relatives.

Dearly loved by her family, Mertie will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 14, 2023, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with John David Miles officiating.  Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery in Faber, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home 1011 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701.


  • Lorinda Southern
    Posted at 18:01h, 12 August Reply

    She was such a lovely and sweet lady.

  • Donald Sawyers
    Posted at 20:51h, 12 August Reply

    Aunt Mertie you will be missed by many . I know you are going to be with mom and the rest of the family . Please give mom my love and I love you as well

  • Nathanael semutuzo
    Posted at 11:30h, 13 August Reply

    Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with your family. One day we will see again our loved ones in Paradise with our heavenly Father. No more sorrow there, and we shall never die and grow old.

  • Carrie Engle
    Posted at 20:03h, 13 August Reply

    Aunt Mertie you will be missed ,You are with your sisters again…Give Mom hugs for me..Love you .. loo

  • Shirley Geist
    Posted at 00:34h, 14 August Reply

    Praying for your family, Mertle will be greatly missed.

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