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OBIT: Mr. Raymond “Flat” Smith, Of The Russell Hill Community

Mr. Raymond “Flat” Smith, a retired self-employed truck driver of the Russell Hill Community, died at the age of 94 on Sunday evening December 4, 2017 at 10:59 p.m. at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services from the Red Boiling Springs Chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home were conducted Wednesday afternoon December 6th at 2 p.m. with Eld. Charles Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery in the Russell Hill Community.

Born October 3, 1923 in Pleasant Shade, he was last surviving of ten children of the late William and Bertha Dickens Smith.

Three sisters preceded him in death, Lottie Goad, Grace Krants and Buleah Bently as did six brothers, Earnest, Julius, Melvin, Eldon, Kenith and Huey Smith.

On October 3, 1923 he was united in marriage to Russell Hill native the former Syble Brockett.

Mr. Smith was saved at the age of 80 on Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the Russell Hill Presbyterian Church where he joined and remained a faithful and dedicated member until death.

Surviving in addition to his wife, with whom he shared over seventy six wonderful and loving years of marriage together, is their daughter, Ellen Polston and husband Gene of Lafayette; two sons, Ronald Smith and wife Barbara of the Russell Hill Community, Ricky Smith and wife Jouwonia of the Willette Community; six grandchildren, Sherry Main, Barry Polston and wife Belinda, Randall Smith and wife Promise, Chris Smith and wife Angel, Denise Davis, Jamie Williams and husband Jeremy; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Smith family.