March 11, 1931 - December 3, 2020
Myrtle “Bible” Smith, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Center on Aging and Health. A native of Washington County, Myrtle is a daughter of the late Cecil and Dora Hannah (Lockner) Shorter. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and a volunteer for Care and Share. In addition to her parents, Myrtle is preceded in death by her husband: Emerson Smith; sons: Benny Smith and Luther Jackson Smith; grandson: Dakota Smith; and sister: Thelma Smith. Myrtle “Bible” Smith leaves behind to cherish her memory: Sons: Vestal Smith and wife, Connie, Cecil Ross Smith; Daughters: Phyllis Wilson and husband, Theodore, Lucy Byrd and husband, Dave, Verna Harris and husband, Carl, Jr.; Grandchildren: Tina Foster, Lisa Miller, Jason Smith, Mark Smith, Kayla Woodward, Regina Tilson, Derek Smith, Timmy Smith, Wade Smith, Brandon Smith, Ashley Maynard, Jessica Norton, Rachel McNabb, Jeremy Cross, Eric Cross; 21 great-grandchildren; Several great-great-grandchildren; Sisters: Mary Smith, Trula Casey; Special nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer special thanks to the nurses and staff of Center on Aging and Health for their loving care during Myrtle’s time there. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Myrtle “Bible” Smith in a graveside committal service to be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Bumpass Cove Cemetery. Reverend Larry Wiley will officiate. Due to COVID-19 an open visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time to leave for the cemetery. Those attending the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 2:00 pm to go in procession. Serving as active pallbearers will be: Jason Smith, Carl Harris, Dave Byrd, Dewayne Casey, Carson Woodward, Tim Miller, Daniel Smith and Carl Mac Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Carter Miller, Ethan Smith, Brandon Smith, Derek Smith, Mark Smith and Samuel Luke Smith. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Myrtle “Bible” Smith through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
Myrtle “Bible” Smith, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Center on Aging and Health. A native of Washington County, Myrtle is a daughter of the late Cecil and Dora Hannah (Lockner) Shorter. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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