Alice Rosa "Rosie" Smith (1938 - 2017)

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Alice Rosa "Rosie" Smith passed on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Signature Healthcare at North Hardin in Radcliff, Kentucky.
Alice Rosa (Mattingly) Smith, was the daughter of the late Earl William Mattingly, Sr. & Alice Bertha (Spalding) Mattingly, and stepmother Edith Ann (Darnell) Mattingly.
Rose was born in Springfield, Kentucky, on Sept. 4, 1938. On Oct. 11, 1957, she married Archie Vernon Smith, of Garrard County, Kentucky. They were married for 35 years until his death on March 22, 1992.
Before her illness, Rose lived in Campbellsville. She was an active member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Rose participated in many activities in her church and community. One of her passions was raising funds annually with the America Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Rose was preceded in death by her two children, Billy (Cowboy) and Ricky Smith; siblings, Mary Elizabeth (Marion) Thompson, George (Mose) Mattingly, Barbara (Kate) Mattingly, Earl Mattingly, Jr. and her family friend, Adrian Porter.
To cherish her memory are her children: Alyce Graves of Nicholasville, Boyce (Patricia) Smith of Lancaster, Vernon (Shari) Smith of Rineyville, Debra (Timothy) Thurman and Bertha (Carlos) Barnes of Elizabethtown, Deetta (Jerome) Houston of Forrest City, Arkansas; Israel (Luceara Cross) Smith of Lexington, Adam Smith and Cha-Cha Smith of Campbellsville; siblings Betty (Mattingly) Thornton of Louisville, Joseph Mattingly, Sr. of Frankfort, John (Margaret) Mattingly of Lebanon, Mary (Daugherty) Belle of Louisville, Edith (Mike) Daugherty Headley of Gravel Switch, Nancy (Lance) Mattingly Barnett and Amy and Catherine (Mattingly) Dotson of Lebanon, Richard and Carl Mattingly of Missouri; step sisters Carolyn Dotson of Danville, Cornelia Belle and Ann Daugherty of Lebanon; step brother, Darryl (Sherry) Dotson of Campbellsville; special sister-in-laws, Phyllis and Candace Mattingly. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help with burial to follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville. The family requests visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
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Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home
503 East Main St.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-4141
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Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on July 20, 2017
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