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Nancy Deloris Smith

Nancy Deloris Smith, 63, of Dayton, Tennessee died Monday, July 27, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Nancy was a member of Community Freewill Baptist Church. During her lifetime she worked as a tow motor operator for several years at an automotive plant, loved to keep her grandbabies, read, and be outdoors.

Preceding Nancy in death were her mother, Oma Rogers Ricketts; brother, Jim Ricketts.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her husband of 30 years, Ronnie Lee Smith; son, Steven (Kendall) Brown; daughters, Stephanie (Ronnie Linville) Brown, Kimberly (Scott) Keith, Bridget (Kevin) Layne, Christy (James Holland) Hobbs; brother, Greg (Shelia) Shell; sister, Connie (Donald) Heath; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Community Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Kiuka Cemetery in Rhea County. The family received friends 3:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, and from noon until service time Thursday at Community Freewill Baptist Church.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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