Lillie Edna Smith, 88, of College St. in Narrows departed this life Monday October 27, 2008 at Evergreen Manor in Standardsville, VA after a long illness. Born in Giles County on November 21, 1919 she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Glenna Blankenship Perdue. She was a beloved mother to her whole family, a member of the Cedar Grove Church of Christ on Wolf Creek near Narrows, and had been employed at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Winston A. Smith, her great-grandson Robert James Smith, her son-in-law Jackson Martin, her brother James Perdue, her sisters Bertha Parcell and Edith Goad.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons and daughters-in-law Robert Lee and Gloria Smith of Covington, VA, Charlie Marshall and Karen Smith of Norfolk; her daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Elmer Spicer of Spotsylvania, VA, Winnie Edna Martin of Narrows, VA Rebecca and Stephen Johnston of Troutville, VA: a brother and sister-in-law Roven and Joann Perdue of Ripplemead; sisters Ruth Parcell Russ of Narrows, Maxine Agee of Narrows, Ilene Harrison of Pearisburg, Cloye Ann Byrd of Ravenwood, WV; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM in The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM.