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Katherine Smith


Mrs. Katherine Smith, 80 of Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Sarah Shehan Depew, Katherine was born on November 7, 1940, in Sullivan County, TN. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Elmer "Sonny" Smith, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mrs. Smith retired from J.C. Penny’s. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling.

She was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church for many years, and she loved her church.

Survivors include a daughter and son in-in-law Lisa and Matt Rice, son and daughter-in-law David and Angela Smith; grandchildren, Jesse Rice, Dalton Rice, Dustin Smith, Nick Smith and Chloe Smith; one great grandchild Elias Lane; sisters, Patsy Scott, Connie Fish (David), Peggy Millhorn, Sue Poore, and Brenda Depew (Robert); and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to her care giver for the past year and Amedisys Hospice.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be Thursday April 15 2021 at 7:00PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor John Herdman and Pastor Gene Lasley officiating. The family will receive family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the service.

Graveside services will be Friday April 16, 2021 2:00 PM at East Tennessee Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be immediate family.

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Angela Farmer
Dear Lisa and David and families; I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother I always enjoyed seeing your parents out at Piccadilly and Ingles. they were always so cute together ❤️
Angela Musser Markin
Lisa, David, spouses, grandchildren & sisters, You all are in my thoughts & prayers. I know how special this woman was too reach of you & how much you each will miss her. We can rejoice in the fact, we will see her again on the other side in Heaven. Much love & prayers to reach of you.