Carolyn Rae Smith

Carolyn Rae Smith

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:39 am

Carolyn Rae Smith, 69, of Martin, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Side Cemetery, with Bro. Nathaniel Holmes officiating. Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Gibbon, Neb., daughter of the late Arnold Ray McNurlin and Ethel Irene Carpenter. She was an administrative assistant in the Department of Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was a Baptist and the widow of Robert Sidney Smith. Survivors include three sons, Gregory (Becky) Smith of Brunswick, Ga., Robert (Sherry) Smith of Lima, Ohio, and Kenneth Smith of Waverly; a brother, Stanley Edwards of Jackson; a sister, Sharon Edminston of Loveland, Colo.; and five grandchildren. The family requests memorials be made to the Patient Activity Fund at VanAyer Manor Nursing Home. Web site: murphyfuneralhome.net

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