Smith, Beatrice Alexander

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Ola Beatrice Alexander Smith, 91, of Pulaski, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 27, 2012, having died in the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center.

She was born in Sylvatus, Va. on December 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. She is also preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie King and Earlyne Gardner and by one brother, Clinton Alexander. She was a charter member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski and had been employed by Coke and by Pulaski Apparel.

Surviving are her 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, 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;’ and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. David Lones officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Sunday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, where the family will receive friends from 6 until 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.