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BESSIE BOONE SMITH
NASHVILLE – Bessie Boone Smith, 92, died on Monday, April 8, 2013.  She was born in Nash County on August 19, 1920 to the late Luther Daniel and Martha Taylor Boone.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe L. Smith; two sons, Luther Ray Smith, and Wayne “Cotton” Smith; one brother, Herman Boone.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Smith of Rocky Mount, Louis B. Smith and wife, Karen of Nashville; two daughters, Elizabeth Faye Keeter of Raleigh, and Janelle Gentry and husband, Butch of South Hill, VA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one sister, Lessie Boone Bailey of Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.  A service to celebrate the life of Bessie will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Wheeler and Woodief Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Carpenter officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Mount Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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