Mary Kathryn Smith

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Funeral services for Mary Kathryn Smith were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Simpson County.

Mrs. Smith, age 89, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home in Laurel, with her family at her bedside.  Bro. Ken Harrison and Bro. Gary Bridges officiated.

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Pallbearers were Hunter Sills, Daniel Sills, Jim McWilliams, Chris Harrison, Ricky Denman and James Smith.  Honorary pallbearers were Lee Sills, Alex Harrison, Aubrey Denman and Caden Gurley.

Mary Kathryn Smith was born March 1, 1932, in Bassfield, to Thomas Cuba Bass and Lena Mae Carraway Bass.  Kathryn was a retired Inspector in the Garment Manufacturing Industry.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, as well as growing vegetables and fishing.

Kathryn was a member of Glade Baptist Church in Laurel.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Harrison (Ken) and Faye Smith, both of Laurel;  one son, Ray Smith (Vickie) of Paducah, Kentucky.  She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edward Smith and one grandson, Kevin Harrison.

Visitation was held Monday, April 12, from noon until the hour of service at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home.

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