Helen Roehrig Smith, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 99.
Mrs. Smith was born in Lake Comorant, Mississippi to the late George and Sarah Roehrig.
During her life, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma and the Lakewood Country Club where she enjoyed playing bridge and poker with friends. Mrs. Smith was one of the earliest female high school basketball players in Mississippi and she loved U.T. sports and was a big fan of the U.T. Lady Vols.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Charles Harris Smith; one brother, Robert Roehrig; and three sisters, Willie Mae Pope, Louise McCluskey and Rena Outcault.
Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Sara Fitzgerald and her husband Peter Frogner of Tullahoma, and Harriet Ray and her husband Don of Tullahoma; two grandchildren, Jeff Ray and his wife Denene of Charlotte, NC and Elizabeth Umpierre and her husband Julio of Citra, FL; and five great-grandchildren, Sofia Umpierre, Ellie Umpierre, Emma Ray, Jennifer Ray, and Maddy Ray; and two sisters, Elsie Nusser and Eula Hughes both of Granada Hills, CA.
Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be held on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00 am with funeral service immediately following at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests donations be made to the Lyn Bass memorial fund at First United Methodist Church, 210 West Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.