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Lela Mae Smith was born February 8, 1924 the daughter of the late Jim and Dona (Miller) Winchester.
She passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Wayne County Hospital at the age of 94.
She was united in marriage to Dewey Smith, who passed away September 2, 1984.
To this union six children survivePauline Myers (Sonny) of Sharpsville, Ind., Juanita Davis (Junior), Danny Smith (Janet), Tommy Smith (Denise), Donald Smith (Vicki) of Pikeville, Ky. and Debbie Padgett (Mike).
She is also survived by three sistersBetty Abbott, Lorene Slagle, and Maxine Coffey; one brotherJohnny Winchester; many grandchildren,
nieces, nephews, and relatives to mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughterJennifer Holloway; three brothersRay, Thomas, and Odis Winchester; two sistersAnn Shelton and Margaret Anderson.
She was a member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church where she remained faithful as long as her health permitted.
She loved the outdoors, gardening, sewing, and cooked many dinners for family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Dewey Burks and Bro. Dan Parmley
officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on March 6, 2018
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