Mary Taylor (5-23-18) service 5-25-18

Mary Laverne Smith Taylor, 95, of Sardis, died on Wednesday, May 23.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas Miles and Lillie Powell Smith.
She was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church of Sardis for more than 82 years, and was retired from Brown Shoe Company of Savannah.
She is survived by a daughter, Doris Jean Williams of Memphis; and a son Larry Joe Taylor of Lexington, Tennessee; one sister, Ruby Nell Wright of Memphis; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl B. Taylor; one son, James Earl Taylor; sister, Lavelle Bivens; and her brothers, Raymond, Haydron, Cecil, Douglas, Randolph, Horace and Dean Smith.
Services were held on Friday, May 25, at Lebanon United Methodist Church in Sardis with Phil Bridges officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Cemetery  at Sardis.