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Lola Belle Smith

Lola Belle Smith, 100, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

She was a faithful member of The Church of Christ at Griffith for over 50 years. She was a farmer along with her husband, Waymon, in Kansas.

She moved back to Pikeville in 1964 and raised livestock on their farm.

Her greatest pleasures were flower gardening, fishing and traveling.

She was one of the first cooks at Bledsoe County Hospital upon its opening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Smith; parents, Monroe C. and Nancy Bickford; and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Margaret (Gilbert) McDaniel, Roger (Victoria) Smith and Jim Smith, all of Pikeville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The family requests masks be worn during the visitation and service.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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