LEXINGTON - Smith, LaVonne, 83, died Saturday, November 19, 2011.
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She was a homemaker, a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover, IN, enjoyed flying with her late husband and had her private pilot's license with a commercial endorsement, enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. "Jay" Smith; a brother, Marion McNealy and a sister, Mildred Branch.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah L. Piercy (Buddy), of Cape Coral, FL and Pamela G. Hurley (Mike), of Brownstown, IN; a son, Pastor Rickie T. Smith (Mary), of Sidney, IL; five sisters, Opal Holt of Tucson, AZ, Dorothy Hicks of St. Joseph, MI, Shirley Cunningham of Wood River, IL, Patricia Johnson of Edwardsville, IL and Judy Halbrook of Sacramento, CA; a brother, Bobby McNealy of Cottage Hills, IL; eight grandchildren, one stepgranddaughter and several great-grandchildren. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net
Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 24, 2011