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Obituary: Cortis Smith, 81, Burkesville, KY

He was a member of Burkesville Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and will be accorded military honors. He had been a lineman at Chrysler Corporation in Indianapolis for 30 years before retiring in 1984.

Cortis Smith, 81, of Burkesville, KY, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010, at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, Kentucky after an illness.

Funeral Service at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, Kentucky, at 11amCT, on Monday, December 6, 2010, with Bro. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial in the Smith-Feuston Cemetery with military honors. Visitation after 5:30pmCT, Sunday at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY.


Pallbearers: Jason Stillman, Nathan Stillman, Brandon Stillman, Seth Stillman, Stephen Potter, and Johnny Sells

Cortis Smith, Cumberland Co., KY, (1929-2010)

Cortis Smith was born in Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY, on February 23, 1929. He was a son of the late Louisa (Pelston) and Cordell Smith. He died Friday, December 3, 2010, in Hazard, Perry Co., KY, at the age of 81 years, 9 months, and 10 days.

He was a lineman at Chrysler Corporation in Indianapolis, IN for 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Burkesville Baptist Church and was an army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Willard Smith, and James Smith; one infant brother, Naaman Smith; one sister, Verbie Conatser; and one half sister, Virginia Spears.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Crawley) Smith of Burkesville, KY and the following:
  • Two sons: Kenny Smith and his wife Lori, of South Padre, Texas and Tony Smith and his wife Deanna, of Fisher, Indiana;2 Daughters: Sandra Stillman and her husband William, of Indianapolis, IN; and Sherry Potter and her husband Daniel, of Schickshiny, PA;1 Sister: Nadine Stotts, of Louisville, KY;1 Half Sister: Rita Willis, of Burkesville, KY.

  • Ten grandchildren: Jason Stillman, Nathan Stillman, Brandon Stillman, Seth Stillman, Rebecca Smith Hills, Christina Smith, Beth Potter, Emily Potter, Stephen Potter, and Bianca Smith

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • Special Friends: Clifton Hadley of Columbia, KY and Randy Gosser of Indianapolis, IN, and a host of other relatives and friends
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.


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