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Stubblefield Funeral Home & Hamblen Memory Gardens & Mausoleum

5421 E Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, TN

OBITUARY

Roe Edith Smith

April 9, 1937June 24, 2020

Edith Gentry Smith, age 83, of Talbott, passed away peacefully at Trinity Hills of Knoxville TN on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Smith; son, Steve Mantooth; father, Ott Brady; and mother, Urah Brady. Survivors include her children, Teresa (Tom) Hulet, Mike Mantooth, Pam (Hugh) Hill, Chuck Gentry, Lesa (Larry) Harrell; grandchildren, Stephanie (Ben) Collins, Gabe and Nora Hill, Libby Harrell, Mitchell Gentry, Keri and Michael Mantooth; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a graveside memorial in Hamblen Memorial Gardens at 9:00 am on Friday, June 26, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband and son. Special THANKS to Amedisys Hospice of Knoxville's caring nurses, Trinity Hills Lighthouse staff and nurses for their loving care and devotion. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be sent in Mom's memory to Trinity Hills, 4611 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914 for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

Memories

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Mickey Trent

June 27, 2020

I have the fondest memories of Roe Edith - She was a spitfire! She tried to act tough but I recall Pam referring to her as Marshmallow because she was so soft when it came to her kids.

I loved teasing her about having the bedroom changed into a den the first day after someone moved out (I won't say who)...

One thing that is comforting is the fact that all of my memories of Edith involve Jerry and now they are together. I never could imagine her without him and now we don't have to. She will certainly be missed on this earth but I know she was so happy to see him and he was so happy to see her.

Love to all of her kids and grandkids who lost the physical presence of their Mom but she will always be with you - a Mom's love always is.

Caren Rowell

June 25, 2020

My love and prayers go out to Roe Edith Smith and her beautiful family. She was an amazing woman and raised an amazing family.

Thomas Denney

June 25, 2020

What a beautiful soul that heaven gained when Edith was called home. Over the past couple years I really got to know her. Every time I would walk in the cabin I would see her in her recliner leaning forward and looking to see who was walk through her door, and every time on my way in when we made eye contact both of us couldnt help but smile at each other. I will miss your stories and the way you made me laugh especially at the inappropriate things, but no matter how I was feeling that day u always made me smile, and I can't wait to see you smile when I walk through your again. I didnt have a chance to come visit in your last days or else I would've along with many other people and I hope you know that. You were, and always will be, loved by many. The next time we meet I know we will share many laughs and I will ask you to dance with me to your favorite song. Until we meet again, save me a seat next to you my angel. Rest In Paradise. My deepest condolences to Mike Mantooth and his family. I'm sure you already know but if you need anything I'm here for you all.

P.S. give my loved ones up there a hard time for me lol. Stay ornery, sassy, and spunky! Love you.

Chuck Gentry

June 25, 2020

Mom was a strong woman, I stood beside her at the stove, well behind her and to the side cause that's where she told me to stand! Anyway I learned to cook, wash and dry my clothes, how to iron them and hang them up. I didn't realize how valuable this was until I went to Uncle Sam's. Nobody knew how to do any of these things. There were some things I didn't tell her till I was 35 or so because I wanted her to have "Plausible Deniability" if anyone else told her. I still got a whooping. #Edithstrong! The rest is classified.

Dianne Cooley

June 25, 2020

Former neighbors for many years and watched all the children grow up. Jerry and Edith were good neighbors and we have some good memories of our times together. Sorry to hear of her passing but wanted the family to know we are thinking of them and praying for them all.

Regina Cox

June 25, 2020

I will always remember Roe Edith. She hated to be called Roe Edith... lol. So we just called her Edith. I married Chuck and I wanted to be called Gina instead of Regina so she and I had a pact I didn't call her Roe and she didn't call me Regina. She was a stern mother in law but I loved her the best! She was a wonderful cook!! Oh wow!! We will miss her! Fly high Edith you have earned those wings!

Terri Lamb

June 25, 2020

Mike I’m so sorry. It’s a shame that you couldn’t see her in her final days after all that you had done for her over the past 5 years. We love you!

Nora Hill

June 24, 2020

I remember Edith Getting pumpkins and filling up with candy every year. I remember riding our bikes around the cabin driveway. I used love sleeping in the bedrooms in the cabin. I love play with Andy the cat and pet him. She used to read Ms. Nelson is missing. She made me smile and laugh.

Hugh Hill

June 24, 2020

I have been in the family for about 34 years. Amazing beautiful family. Edith always reminded me of things that I would add to "the Tennessee saying book". The book would be full of funny Tennessee sayings; like "Food City, set a hiny on a fire, yant to, over yander, etc" I will always remember Edith ordering Catfish when we went out 2 eat. Until Edith I always thought Catfish was something they put on the menu to be funny, I didn't realize people actually ordered it. :) Blessings to Edith and I sure hope they serve catfish in Heaven....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY