GAINESBORO- Graveside Services for Ms. Essie Mae Smith age 97 of Gainesboro were held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Jonestown Cemetery.
Ms. Essie Mae Smith passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at her residence in Gainesboro, Tennessee.
Essie Mae Smith was born November 28, 1914 in Clay County, Tennessee to the late Willie M. “Bill” and Flora G. (Denton) Armer. She was married to Norman Leslie “Mage” Smith on July 27, 1940 he preceded her in death on April 7, 2001.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her Brothers, Sam Thomas Armer and Delbert Armer; Sisters, Jewell McBride, Mertie Smith, Lassie O. Short, Ruby Odle, Elise Moore and Lovie Pauline McLerran.
Ms. Essie is survived by her Son, Troy (Betty Sue) Smith of Cookeville, Tennessee; Daughter, Jerlene (Sanford) Lynn of Gainesboro, Tennessee; Sister, Wealtha Strong of Celina, Tennessee; Grandchildren, Tonya Sue Smith and David Tyrell Lynn; Great Grandchildren, Lucas and Jameka Lynn.