Annie Lucille Smith Haley

October 10, 1912June 12, 2017

Annie Lucille Haley, 104, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at her home in Ashland. She was born in Caroline County in 1912 to Edna Cobb and Audubon Leonard Smith. She and her family, which included 5 siblings, Lloyd, Audubon, Leonard, Ashton, and Louise lived on Cool Water Farm in Caroline County. Lucille was a very good student and her love of learning allowed her to further her education at Fredericksburg State Teachers College (University of Mary Washington). Upon graduation in 1932, she and her husband, Cedon were married and made their home in Ashland, where they raised their four children. Lucille loved to dance, (especially the Charleston), even into her 90's. She also loved to play bridge, travel with her family and friends, and attend basketball games. She attended almost all of the home men and women's basketball games at Randolph-Macon College for many years. She was a proud member of "The Golden Girls" as a supporter of the teams. Preceding her in death were her husband, Cedon; son, C.J.; grandchildren, Donna and Chris; sons-in-law, Don Gregory and Morris Rooke. She is survived by her daughters, Gwen Gregory, Diane Wood (Billy) and Kay Rooke; daughter-in-law, Mickey Haley; grandchildren, J Haley III, Melissa Wickham (Brad) and Ray Gregory (Jill); 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granddaughters and special friend, Barbara (Jean) Melton. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at First Baptist Church - Ashland, 800 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005, where a memorial service will follow at 2:30 pm. Interment will be held prior to service at 12:00 pm at Carmel Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Ashland or Children's Hospital of Richmond. Online condolences may be registered at


  • Interment

    Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 16, 2017


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Reta Heins

June 16, 2017

Kay and Diane, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful Lady. She lived a long life and you will have so many memories. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.

Phil and Reta Acors Heins

Revere Johnson

June 14, 2017

Diane- you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be out of town on Friday so am sorry we can't be there for the memorial service. Much love to you and Billy.