Verdie Mae Smith, age 80, of Caryville was born October 13, 1939 and passed away Monday, October 12, 2020. She was a Member of Midway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Smith; parents, Claude (Chalk) and Ruth (McGhee) Smith; sisters, Margaret Smith Taylor, Mona Smith Hatmaker and niece, Elizabeth Ann Taylor Daugherty.


Son: Charles Gene Smith

Daughter: Rebecca H. Cooper (Perry)

Stepchildren: Tammy Ellison, Bobby Smith, and Jackie Smith

Granddaughters: Christina Hunter, Lindsey Lewis, Sydney Cooper, Tia Ellison, Jacob and Wesley Smith

Great-Grandchildren: Aniston, Haidyn, and Asher Hunter; Hudson Garland; Harper, Sadie, and Brody Lewis

Several Step Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Wanda Smith Miller (Bob)

Aunt: Della (Bo) Chapman

Nieces and Nephews: Catherine Patty (Gerald), Eddie Hatmaker (Bertha), Mike Miller (Gina), Karen Aslinger (Randy), and Kenny Taylor (Kim)

Friends may stop by 12 Noon to 6 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home for viewing and to sign the guest book.

Family and friends will meet 12:15 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for a 1 PM Graveside Service and Interment with Rev. Johnny Dabney officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Campbell County Cancer Association, Inc. P.O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN, 37757

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home