LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 31 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Smith, 83, of Lebanon. The second of three children born to the late Willie Mae Corder Gilliam and George Gilliam in Wilson County and stepdaughter of the late Kathleen Bailey Gilliam, she died Friday, July 24 at her home.
Local services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Millben. Interment will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Wayne, Michigan.
Survivors include: daughter Joetter Smith Jenkins of Antioch; grandchildren Katherine Drue Cunningham of Canton, OH, Tiffany Rochelle Jenkins of Nashville, April Smith Harvey of Grand Rapids, MI and Andrea Johnson of Inverness, FL.
Also surviving is sister-in-law Thelma Seay of Michigan; brother-in-laws John (Alice) Smith of Cleveland, OH, and Kent Collins; loyal family friend Coach Sam Smith and a host of other family including great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and church family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Joe W. Smith and sons Bobby Drue and Andrew Louis Smith.
Arrangements by J.C. Hellum Funeral Home.