Funeral services for Myrtle Elizabeth Smith, 96, of Morrison will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Louis Johnson and Rev. Mark Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith died after a brief illness, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 15, 1918 in Hamilton County, the daughter of the late Lewis Johnson and Sarah Lewis Johnson. She was a loving and devoted homemaker who enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing and traveling. She was co-owner of Smith Grain Company in Morrison. She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a longtime member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Clayton Smith, who died in 1985; daughter, Barbara Rosson Griffin; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith; two son-in-laws, Carl Roach and Richard “Turkey” Rosson; and grandson, Donald Smith Jr.; and six brothers, Thomas, Coy, L.F., Arwin, Warren, and Jasper Johnson; and three sisters, Annie Yother, Ellen Guess and Ina Ruth Carr.
Survivors include three children, Donald Smith of Morrison; Paul Smith and wife, Faye of Morrison; and daughter, Etta Roach, also of Morrison; six grandchildren, Jeff Roach, Grant (Lorie) Roach, James David (Susan) Rosson, Donna (James) Harrell, Wendy (Joe) Grissom, Tracy (Mark) Tabor; nine great-grandchildren, Josh (Teresa) Harrell, Nick (Whitney) Harrell, Tiffany (Cody) Davis, Coty (Shea) Grissom, Taylor Grissom and fiancée, Zack, and Kaelyn Roach, Colton Tabor and Macy Tabor; and two great-great grandchildren, Braxton and Brooklyn Davis. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 9, 2015