Ola Beatrice Alexander Smith, 91, of Pulaski, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, having died in the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in Sylvatus Dec. 2, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ada Lawson Alexander. She was the eldest of eight children and she was also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Sherman G. Smith Sr. Mrs. Smith was the caregiver of Mr. Smith in the latter part of his life. Also preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie King and Earlyne Gardner, and by one brother, Clinton Alexander. She was a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski, and had been employed by Coke and Pulaski Apparel.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Paul Barnard of Vinton; son and daughter-in-law, Sherman (Shermie) G. Smith Jr. and Kathy of Pulaski; two granddaughters and husband, Ginger and David Davis and Crystal and Paul Lineburg; three great-granddaughters, Taylor Davis, Fallon Davis and Lucy Lineburg; three sisters, Belva Smith, Bonnie Kemp and Kate Trail, brother, Maven Alexander, plus many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. David Lones officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting was held Sunday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, where the family received friends 6-8 p.m. or Monday from the church from noon until the service hour.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center for the care given during Mrs. Smith’s illness.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.