Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Smith, age 96 of Morrison will be conducted Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Louis Johnson and Reverend Mark Foster officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith passed away after a brief illness,Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 15, 1918 in Hamilton County, Tennessee 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 the 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 passed away in 1985; a daughter, Barbara Rosson Griffin; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith; two son-in-laws, Carl Roach and Richard “Turkey” Rosson; and a 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, Fay of Morrison; and a 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; ten great-grandchildren, Josh (Teresa) Harrell, Nick (Whitney) Harrell, Tiffany (Cody) Davis, Coty (Shea) Grissom, Taylor Grissom and fiancée, Zack, and Kaelyn Roach, Jacob Roach, Martika Santiago and fiancee, Jonathan Ferrell, Coleton Tabor and Macy Tabor; and two great-great grandchildren, Braxton and Brooklyn Davis.