Mrs. Kathleen Stephens Smith, age 90, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.|
Mrs. Smith was born on May 6, 1923, in Blountstown, Fla., daughter of the late Jacob Stephens and Roddie Kimbrel Stephens. She was raised in Jacksonville, Fla., where she met her husband of 71 years, Raymond Smith. She moved to Gainesville in 1946, and partnered with Raymond in building, decorating and selling homes throughout the Gainesville area.
She was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church and active in WMU and her Sunday school class. She played tennis and was a champion bowler in earlier years; in later years, she was an avid card player. She is preceded in death by her parents; four siblings and one daughter.
In life, she was surrounded by love from immediate family members including many nieces; and nephews. Her daughter, Susan Raye Smith of Gainesville; son, Raymond Smith Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; and grandson, Ryan Stephens Brooks of Cherokee, N.C.; invite you to a celebration of her life at graveside services on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Alta Vista Cemetery. The Rev. Harry Michael will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200.
Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Nov. 20, 2013