Peggy Louise Oliver Smith

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Peggy Louise Oliver Smith, 75, 510 Crook Street, Hampton, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Bradis Goodwin Oliver.
Peggy was a 1957 graduate of Hampton High School and was employed as a Head Start Teacher’s Aide for 27 years at Hampton Elementary School. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Peggy loved her grandchildren, who were the joy of her life, and she loved to cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Theodore “Ted” Smith, February 19, 2010.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa R. and Jim Williams, Hampton, and Melinda H. and Tom Bentulan, Knoxville; two granddaughters, Danielle Williams, of the home, and Morgan Powell, Knoxville; one great-grandson, Axel Matherly; her special cousins, Gilda Reed, Judy Scalf, Sue Winters and Patsy Hayes; and her special friends, Jeff and Christy Smith and Brenda Campbell.
The funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Mr. Tommy Smith, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Ronnie Campbell and Dennis Laws. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 26, in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Danny Bright officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Friday, will be Jeff Smith, Billy Matherly, Kenneth Rainbolt, Teddy Reed, Roger Smith, Alex Lewis and Dillard Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Nash, Pat Smith, Dwayne Smith, Jake Lyons, Alex Ingram, Terry Lewis, Johnny Hobbs, Glen Hayes, Harry Crowe and Doug Calhoun. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, the staff of Amedisys Home Health, the staff of Alana Home Health, the staff of ICU Johnson City Medical Center, the staff of the ER at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and the staff of Lincare. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Smith to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Smith family.