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Ted Smith, 93, Burkesville, KY (1928-2021)

Ted Smith of Burkesville passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Cumberland County Hospital. He was 93 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Burial will follow in Stockton Cemetery with military honors.

The family requests visitation on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Ted was born on February 23, 1928 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Jessie Curtis Smith and Sibbie Sharp Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War having served in the 32nd Tank Battalion where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.

He was a former employee of Brown Supply Company for several years before starting his own business as a Cabinet Maker where he continued to make cabinets for many years. Ted was a Christian of Church of Christ faith and a member of VFW Post 5419. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five siblings, Lerell Smith, Leslie Smith, Denzil Smith, Bera Gwinn, Lucille Strange.

Survivors Include:
  • His Wife- Carmelita Thrasher Smith of Burkesville, KY
  • One Son- Nonnie Smith and his wife Margaret of Burkesville, KY
  • One Daughter- Toshia Harper and her husband Ray of Burkesville, KY
  • Four Grandchildren- Kurtis Harper, Callie Harper, Phillip (and Jamie) Pierce, Jonathan( and Alicia)Pierce,
  • Six Great Grandchildren- Andrea Mann, Audrey Pierce, Jamie Lynn Pierce, Amber Pierce, Jalaina Pierce, and Dawson Pierce
  • One Great Great Grandchild- Skylin Rains
  • A host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Stockton Cemetery Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Ted Smith, 93, Burkesville, KY (1928-2021)

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