Lula Gardner Smith, 86, Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. She was the devoted wife of 66 years to the late Joseph Neel Smith. She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church. Lula taught at Finchville, Simpsonville and Henry Clay grade schools in the 1950s and 1960s. She enjoyed keeping in touch with the many friends she and Joe met through the years while racing their standard bred harness horses. Her parents, Rev. O. S. and Mabel Gardner, and sister, Edna Green, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters, Sarah Patterson and JoAnn McBride (Bill); grandchildren, Michael Bohannon and Cindy Patterson-Moore (Jimmy); great-grandchildren, Dakotia and Destiny, brother-in-law, Bill Green; nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family service was held at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Gideons International in her memory. Arrangements were handled by Webb Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2013