Graveside services for Mr. Ned Smith, age 80, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from Hopewell Cemetery in Fayette with Bro. Steve Stamps officiating. Mr. Smith died Monday, August 24 at the Fayette Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marilyn McEachern.
Mr. Smith was born to the late Linwood Stewart Smith and Sara Helen Renfroe Smith. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1958. He then married his loving wife of 60 years, Mrs. Doris Jane Trimm Smith on May 26, 1960. He then continued his education graduating from The University of Alabama in 1963 with a degree in Commerce and Business Administration. Mr. Smith became the longtime business owner of Smith’s Country Mall. He also served in the National Guard. He was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jane Smith of Fayette; daughters, Kimberly Atkinson (Larry) of Winfield, and Kelli Woodard (Herb); and brother, Joe Smith (Ada); four grandchildren, Lindsey Colley (Jason), Jordan Atkinson (Abi), Nolan Woodard, and Isaac Atkinson; four great-grandchildren; guardian to two nephews, Buddy McEachern (Katie) of Saint Peters, Mo and Bobby McEachern (Becky) of Fayette; and guardian of his niece, Jane Sanford (David) of Birmingham.
Honorary pallbearer was Kristen Moore with Amedysis of Fayette.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
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