Mary Lou Smith Gaines, 89, died at home with family by her side on March 17, 2013.
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A native of Franklin County, she was born April 26, 1923, to Henry Irvin and Alice Lillian Shingleton Smith.
She was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church. Mrs. Gaines was a devoted Bible reader, housewife, mother, grandmother and foster parent.
Survivors include her sons, Doug Gaines (Bonnie), Frankfort, David L. Gaines (Keith), Lawrenceburg and Ricky C. Gaines (Serena), Lawrenceburg; brother, Charles Smith (Patsy); sisters, Pearlie Pulliam, Stella Cook, Sue Gravitt; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Mary E. Gaines; brother-in-law, Clarence Miller; sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith; and her loving caregiver, Carrie Epperson.
Mrs. Gaines was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd T. Gaines; her parents; a brother, Henry Eugene Smith and two sisters, Pettie Cornish and Helen Miller.
Services for Mrs. Gaines will be Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 20 from 4-8 p.m.
Doug Gaines Jr., David C. Gaines, Melvin Gaines, David T. Gaines, Patrick Gaines and Jeff Gaines will serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Anderson News on Mar. 20, 2013