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OBIT: Mr. Huey Smith of the Russell Hill Community in Macon County


Former Macon County Commissioner and Willette Community businessman, Mr. Huey Smith of the Russell Hill Community in Macon County died Saturday morning October 15, 2016 at 5:20 a.m. at the age of 83 at the Palace in Red Boiling Springs.

Funeral services were conducted by his longtime minister Jack Honeycutt on Monday afternoon October 17th from the Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs. Burial followed the 2 p.m. services in the Davis Cemetery at Russell Hill.

Born Huey Stanley Smith April 26, 1933 in Pleasant Shade, he was one of ten children of the late William Sterling Smith who died at the age of 85 on December 1, 1971 and Bertha Dickens Smith who died at the age of 69 on March 16, 1957.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lotty Smith Goad, Grace Smith Krantz and Beulah Smith Bentley; and by five brothers, Earnest, Julius, Melvin, Eldon and Kenneth Smith.

A daughter-in-law, Donna Wilson Smith also preceded him in death.

On January 31, 1958 he was united in marriage to Russell Hill Community native, the former Barbara Brockette.

In 1978 he was elected to the office of Macon County Commissioner representing the Russell Hill Community district and while serving as a commissioner was on the road, ambulance and mental health center committees.

For twenty years he served on the 15th Judicial Community Committee and also for many years was on the 15th Judicial Correction Committee.

For twenty one years he was co-owner and operator with Paul Jones of the Smith and Jones Pallet and Lumber Company in Willette.

In 1955 he was baptized at the Carthage Church of Christ and was a longtime member of the Willette Church of Christ where he was a volunteer for the benevolent committee for several years.

He was also the lead singer for the Inspiration Quartet and they sang at many weddings and funerals.

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost fifty nine years are two daughters, Linda Smith Rhoten and husband Chuck of Hendersonville, Patty Smith Birdwell and husband Barry of Hermitage Springs; three sons, Jimmy Smith and wife Melanie Dillehay Smith of the Difficult Community, Tim and Tonya Smith of the Union Camp Community, Steve Smith of the Russell Hill Community; brother, Raymond “Flat” Smith and wife Syble of the Russell Hill Community; eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Smith Family.