Ada Kathern (McGhee) Smith

Born: Tue., Mar. 10, 1942
Died: Wed., Jul. 31, 2013


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 02, 2013
Location: Jennings Funeral Homes, Inc.


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Aug. 02, 2013
Location: Jennings Funeral Homes, Inc.


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ADA KATHERN SMITH, age 71 of Monroe, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at her home.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel. Burial will follow in the TAYLOR PLACE CEMETERY.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel.  

She is survived by her:
Son, ALLEN SMITH and wife VICKY LYNN of Monroe, TN;
2 Granddaughters, KRISTAL SMITH LAURAIN
                                 JENYFER SMITH;
4 Great-Grandchildren, MADISON, ADRIENNE, ETHAN & TYLER;
2 Sisters, COLLEEN WRIGHT of Muncie, IN;
                 LILLIAN RAINS of Columbus, OH;
A HOST OF FRIENDS, NEICES & NEPHEWS;

She is preceded by her:
Husband-BILLY MILTON SMITH
Father-EDWARD McGHEE
Mother-ANTHA MAE (BEATY) McGHEE
5 BROTHERS
3 SISTERS

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUEST DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION OR THE TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION. THEY MAY BE LEFT AT JENNINGS FUNERAL HOMES.

JENNINGS FUNERAL HOMES OF JAMESTOWN IN CHARGE OF SERVICES FOR ADA KATHERN SMITH OF MONROE, TN.

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Ricki Boxrud
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
Love and prayers go out to all of the family .
I remember when she and I first met, at Allens' trailer Court in Clinton ,Mi.
Alan, you had a broken leg and the two of you were sitting outside,so,being the introvert (Ha Ha ) that I am I went over to you and thus began a long and happy friendship that has encompassed about 40 years or more..many memories happy and sad, I will miss Ada K..(she used to scold me for calling her that !!) She will forever be in my heart.
Hugs , Ricki Boxrud

GORDON & TINA JEFFORDS
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
Allen, Vicky, and Family,

We were shocked to receive the sad news of your mom's passing yesterday when Judy called me while I was at work.
We regret that we won't be able to come for her funeral on Friday.
She was a wonderful friend and we cherish the many wonderful memories we have with her.
We will be making a donation to the American Heart Association in her name.
We pray that God will lift you up.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Gordon & Tina Jeffords

Suzanne & Phil. Moore
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
We first met Kathern and Bill many years ago at a Basketmakers Convention in Indiana. We were new to vending at conventions but they were so helpful. They told us about the big one in Michigan and encouraged us to attend. This was the start of a long friendship and business relationship.

For the past 20 plus years we have enjoyed our visits with Kathern at the various basket conventions and workshops.

We will really miss Kathern.


Suzanne and Phil Moore
NC Basket Works

Suzanne Neas
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
Kathern was one of my earlier basket teachers, wonderfully kind and patient. At each convention after that one, she always had a smile and hello and chat for a moment. She was a special lady who will be missed by many.

Bonnie Allison
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.

Royce Parman
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
Kathern's passing is a great loss to those of us who love making baskets. She and Bill are major players in the huge growth in the art of basketry--especially in Tennessee. Kathern was a caring and genuine human being who leaves a huge void. The best to you Alan.

Gary and Raena Grishaber
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Very sorry for your loss. We never got to know your mom but knew she was a wonderful woman and mother. Our thoughts to you and your family. Love, Gary, Raena, Randy, Halley, Vicki and Skylyn

Sharon Seneker
   Posted Fri August 09, 2013
As a Tennessee Basketry Association charter member I always took basket weaving classes at conventions from Kathern! She was a favorite teacher and will be missed! ♥

Lake Cumberland Weavers
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Sorry to hear about Kathern. We will miss her.

Lake Cumberland Weavers
Somerset, KY

Marilyn Guilford
   Posted Thu September 05, 2013
Back in the 1990's, I used to accompany my sister, Miriam Oswalt, and her husband,Ron, a basket handle supplier, (Oz The Stickman)to the Michigan basket conventions. After many years of not weaving, I was looking for a basket pattern, and came upon Ada's passing . I remember her and send you much sympathy. Basket people were always so much fun. I'll tell my sister, Miriam about Ada. Ron passed on years ago. So sorry.

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