Mary Etta Smith

Mary Etta Smith, 73, of Pikeville died Saturday, April 23, 2011.

She was of the Church of God faith and one of the founders of the Head Start program in Bledsoe County

Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Brown and Lillie Mae Johnson; sisters Juanita Casper, Imogene May, and Lucille Coffelt; and brothers Gordon, J.L. and Bill Johnson.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harley “Pete” Smith; three daughters Patricia Wooden of Pikeville, Polly Smith of Dunlap and Diane (Gary) Bickford of Pikeville; three sons Kenny (Lorie) Smith of Spencer, Keith (Lori) Smith of Pikeville and Denny (Leonda) Smith of Pikeville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five sisters Ann Wilson of Alabama, Jo Graham and Ruby (Larry) Truman of Ohio, Devota (Jonny) Debney of Pikeville, Hazel (Jerry) Holland of Dunlap; sister-in-law Lucille Johnson of Pikeville; Aunt Fronie Hennessee of Spencer; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 26 in the funeral home chapel with Bros. Wendell Harris, Donnie Cox, and James Daggett officiating. Burial was in Cagle Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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