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Phyllis Reeves Smith, 83, Columbia, KY (1939-2023)

Phyllis Reeves Smith of Columbia died on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12:45 A.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 83 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Randy Young and Bro. Terry Shelley officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Friday.

She was born May 24, 1939, in Adair County, to the late Richmond Buford "Banty" and Alma Young Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Derby" Smith and three brothers, Earl Dean Holt, Paul Reeves and Glenn Reeves.

Phyllis was a member of Shiloh Christian Church and retired from Bank of Columbia after many years of service.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons - Steven Dale Conover (Pam) of Jamestown and Gary Cox Conover of Columbia
  • Three brothers - Louis Reeves (Nancy), Danny Reeves and Dennis Reeves (Renee) all of Columbia
  • Two sisters - Mary Coffey of Glasgow and Carol Shaul of Columbia
  • One grandson - Brett Jordan Conover of Somerset
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Phyllis Reeves Smith, 83, Columbia, KY (1939-2023)

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