Nathan ‘Bud’ Mural Smith
Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 2:28 pm
Nathan “Bud” Murel Smith, 78, of Martin, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence. Services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Bowlin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wendell Jellison and the Rev. Wayne Spencer officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery in Martin. Nathaniel Miller, Sherwood Tackett Sr., Sherwood Tackett Jr., Allen Howell, Eric Halford and Fred Montalvo served as pallbearers. Smith was born in Weeksbury, Ky., son of the late George and Beulah Wells Smith. He was a foundry worker for Harvard Industries and a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Martin. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sue Tackett Smith of Martin; three daughters, Niaetta Lea Manthei of Columbia, S.C., Sadonna Mae London of Martin and Ritha Renee Howell of Albion, Mich.; three cousins, Donnie Lawson, Lois McKibben and Carol Elkins, all of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother.