Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 7, 2011

Marie Smith

RICHLANDS, Va. —  Marie Smith, age 79, of Richlands, Va., passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at her home. Born May 24, 1932 in Abingdon, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Roxie Parks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Smith; and one sister, Nellie Parks Tackett.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Smith Keller of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one son, Michael Smith and wife Barbette Patton of Cedar Bluff, Va.; three sisters, Doris Smith of Lynchburg, Va., Margie Seal and husband Bobby of Madison Heights, Va., and Gail Sizemore and husband Delmon of Corbin, Ky.; two brothers, Sonny Parks and wife Jo of London, Ky., and Bobby Parks of Williamsburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, Emily Keller Cruz, Lee-Michael Keller and wife Brandy, Rachael Keller Hamby and husband Mike, and Jackson Patton-Smith; four great-grandchildren, Cody Cruz, Kevin Cruz, Blake Hamby and Lea Keller; two loving dogs, Bishop and Pope; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel at Cedar Bluff, Va. with the Reverend J.C. Johnson officiating.

The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Tazewell County Humane Society, in honor of Bishop and Pope, P.O. Box 281, Tazewell, VA 24651, or the American Cancer Society, RFL of Tazewell, P.O. Box 246, Abingdon, VA 24212.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to

Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Smith family.

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