Christine Freeze Smith, 79, of the Shady Grove community died Wednesday, June 29, at River Park Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born in Coffee County to the late John Rufus Freeze and Bessie Lena Werndli Freeze. She was a member of DAR, Eastern Star, and Summitville Church of Christ. She retired from Carrier Corp. and farmed with her late husband in the Shady Grove community where she was a very active lifelong resident.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry Lyndon Smith; brothers and sisters Jewell Teal, Jessie Mae Taylor, Everett Freeze, Mozalle Vandygriff, Fred Leonard “Pete” Freeze, Ernestine Medley, Dale Freeze, Melvin Freeze, and Clayton Freeze.
She is survived by her brothers, John W. “Bill” (Sue) Freeze of Frazier, and Ralph (Margie) Freeze of Oak Grove; sister, Louise Vandiver of Indianapolis, Ind.; special brother in law, Oscar Medley of Manchester; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Summitville Church of Christ.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 1, 2011