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Lula May Smiley, Adair County, KY (1931-2012)

She the matriarch of a large, respected Adair County, KY, family. She leaves 16 direct living descendants and two step descendants. She is remembered for the great food she prepared as a cook at the Circle R Restaurant and at Harold's Steakhouse

Lula May Smiley, 81, of Columbia, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:31pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Graveside service will be Monday, August 20, 2012 at 4pmCT, at Freedom Cemetery, 576 Freedom Church Road, Adair County, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating with burial to follow. Visitation will be after 1pmCT, Monday, August 20, 2012 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Casket bearers: Jeremy Irvin, David Wheat, Joe Birdwell, Paul Morris, Wayne Fudge and Jimmy Harris.

Lula May Smiley, Adair County, KY (1931-2012)

She was born June 15, 1931 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of late William Louis and Lola Bailey Smiley. She died Thursday, August 16, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 1 day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, George Arnold Smiley.

She was a cook at Harold's Steakhouse and the Circle R restaurant.

Survivors include:
  • Her grandchildren: Chris Smiley, Jennifer Coomer, Billy Smiley, Kristina Burton and Heather Kelsay all of Columbia, KY; and Amber Smiley of Edmonton, KY

  • Step brother: Ewing Smiley of Columbia, KY

  • Ten great grandchildren

  • Two step great grandchildren
Send a condolence to the family of Lula May Smiley

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

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