Mrs. Mary Hatch Smithy

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Mrs. Mary Hatch Smithy, 95, passed away on July 21, 2014 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center at Lake City. Mrs. Smithy was born Mary Alice Hatch, September 24, 1918 in Hatchbend, Fl., daughter of Jesse and Sallie Bradley Hatch of Branford, Fl. She attended the local school and the First Baptist Church of Branford.
Mrs. Smithy was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, William C. Smithy, Jr, her son, Lawrence Glenn Smithy, son-in-law Charles Crews, daughter-in-law Jimmie Smithy, granddaughter; Susie Smithy, sisters; Myrtis Davis, and Inez Perlowich, and brother; Clarence Hatch. She is survived by her sons; Joel Wayne Smithy, Gerald Eugene Smithy, daughter; Ramona Smithy Crews, two daughter-in-law, Marilyn H. Smithy, and Linda Fortner Smithy, and nephew Charles Morgan, all of Lake City, 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Smithy was primarily a housewife with short employment in the Columbia County School System and McCrory's of Florida. She dearly loved sports and was an avid fan of the Florida Gators, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays.
Graveside services for Mrs. Smithy will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 25, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Louis Mabrey officiating. Visitation with the family and friends will be held one hour (10:00am-11:00am) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations please be made to Hospice of Lake City. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
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3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954
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Published in Lake City Reporter on July 23, 2014
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