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Louise Smith (11-17-20) service 11-20-20

Louise Smith, 104, of Adamsville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
She was born in the New Hope community in Hardin County, daughter of the late Chester and Mollie Cochran McDaniel. She was united in marriage to Burl Smith, who preceded her in death.
She taught at Shiloh School where she taught grades third through fifth, all at the same time in the same room, from 1936 to 1941. Among her students was a future governor of Tennessee, Ray Blanton. She then moved to Savannah, where she worked as a bookkeeper for Emmet Yeiser Chevrolet. In 1960 she began spending more time helping her husband with his furniture and appliance business in Adamsville. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Adamsville for more than 70 years and sang in the choir well into her 90s.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Thrasher of Corinth, Mississippi; Maurine Atkins of Savannah and Bertie Higgins of Savannah. She also had a brother, Harold, who died as an infant.
She is survived by her son, David Smith of Denver, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to one of Louise’s two favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, or Smile Train (
A graveside service was held on Friday, Nov. 20, at Adamsville Cemetery in Adamsville with Amanda Westmoreland officiating.