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Elizabeth Kerr Smith (11-11-12) service 11-16-12


Elizabeth Kerr Smith

Elizabeth Kerr Smith was born in Hardin County, on May 3, 1919, the daughter of the late Norman Patterson and Minnie Clara McLean Kerr.

On Dec. 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to William Harold Smith, who preceded his wife in death on Oct. 4, 1992.

Mrs. Smith was the owner and operator of Savannah Book Store. She was one of the original employees of the Hardin County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee and she also worked at the Trustees office at the Hardin County Courthouse. Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered at the hospital as a Pink Lady. Mrs. Smith loved reading and traveling, and most of all she loved her family–the immediate and the extended.

She departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Savannah, at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 8 days.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her two sons, William David Smith of Savannah, and Donald Kerr Corben-Smith of Dallas, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Sandy Corben-Smith of Dallas, Texas; one grandson, Nicholas Corben-Smith of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Geneva Felker of Dickson, Tenn., and Sue Hopper of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Billy Kerr of Savannah and Bobby Kerr of Sherwood, Ark.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Mary Beth Smith; and two sisters, Dorothy Cooper and Letitia Bain.

Services were held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Michael Roach officiating. Burial followed in the Neill Cemetery at Savannah.

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