Warren County native Marjorie Henegar Smith, 90, died Saturday, June 29 at Webb House in Smithville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2 at First Baptist Church in Smithville. Rev. Rick Roberts officiated and burial followed at DeKalb County Memorial Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Bernard and Sally Stroud Henegar; her husband, Jack Coleman Smith Sr.; two sisters, Dora Hayden Norris and Betty Jo Phillips.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Smith and wife Linda, and Jim Smith and wife Joye of Lexington, Ky., Tyree Smith and wife Joyce of McMinnville, and Karl Smith and wife Pam of Nicholasville, Ky., one daughter, Keely Hogan and husband Tim of Nolensville; one sister, Sarah Moore of McMinnville, 12 grandchildren, Leah Jones, Jennifer Smith, Marta Scroggin, Jason Smith, Nathan Smith, Alan Smith, Ryan Smith, Mandy Rawls, Jonathan Smith, Kathryn Maupin, Cole Hogan and Solomon Smith, along with 21 great-grandchildren.
“Miss Margie” as she was affectionately called, was well known and loved for her smile, magnetic personality, and incredible life of service to her Lord, family, and community.
Except for a short time when she moved to Franklin, she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Smithville for nearly 70 years. Her service there included many years as a teacher of the Beginners Sunday School Class for children. She was a leader in the Girls in Action program at FBC. She was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union and the church choir.
Before she moved from Smithville to Franklin in 2000, FBC honored her with a “Marjorie Smith Day” at the church which included special recognition during the service, a presentation of roses and a luncheon in her honor following the service. Perhaps the best words we could share about “Miss Margie” were actually written by her and found tucked inside her Bible. The handwritten note to herself simply read, “Help me remember that each day I’m not just walking through life, but preparing for eternity.”
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in memory of Marjorie Smith to either All God’s Children Inc., P.O. Box 932, Nicholasville, Ky., 40340 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10001.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 3, 2013