Rachel Smith

Monday, March 25, 2013

DEXTER -- Rachel Smith, 94, died March 23, 2013, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.

Born Aug. 4, 1918, in Clines Island, to the late William Jacob and Mary Anna Fortner Williamson, she had lived in Dexter since 1933, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church.

On Aug. 5, 1939, she married the Rev.Chester C. Smith, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by: one son, Richard Smith; five brothers, Marion Williamson, Bob Williamson, Parvin Williamson, Marvin Williamson and Bill Williamson; and two sisters, Lorene Barker and Ruth Fulkerson.

Survivors include: two sons, Chester J. Smith of Rockville, Va., and Jimmie D. Smith of Dexter; one brother; one sister, Jean DeJournett of Essex; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.

Burial followed in the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter.

Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com .