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Margaret Wood Smith, 98, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2016)

She was the matriarch of a large, distinguished Taylor County Family. In her lifetime, she made outstanding contributions to the community. She was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church for 83 years and was a Sunday School teacher there for many years. She was a graduate of Valdosta State College and a retired Administrative Assistant with the Taylor County School System. During the years of 1942 -1945 in the World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Margaret was unknowingly working on a secret project, which was later known as the Atomic Bomb. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society. Because of her record keeping and ability to identify people and places in old photographs, she was instrumental in the documentation of much Taylor County history. She was the widow of G. Dennis Smith, her husband of over 59 years
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Margaret Wood Smith, 98 of Lexington, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died at 1:24amET, Friday, November 11, 2016 in Lexington

The funeral service will be at 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ken Forman and Dr. James E. Jones. Burial will be inBrookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Margaret Wood Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2016)


Margaret Wood Smith was the daughter of the late Annie Smith Wood and Samuel Chandler Wood and stepmother, Tommie Wood Marshall. She was born November 29, 1917, in Taylor County, KY. She died at Friday, November 11, 2016 in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 98 years, 11 months, and 13 days.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church for eighty-three precious years where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Margaret was a graduate of Valdosta State College.

She was a retired Administrative Assistant with the Taylor County School System.

During the years of 1942 -1945 in the World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Margaret was unknowingly working on a secret project, which was later known as the Atomic Bomb. In 2013 a book was published about "The Girls of Atomic City". She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society. Because of her record keeping and ability to identify people and places in old photographs, she was instrumental in the documentation of Taylor County history.

Margaret united in marriage to G. Dennis Smith December 2, 1941 who preceded her in death on July 31, 2001.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons and one step-daughter: Chandler Smith and wife, Cathy of Lexington, KY; and George Smith and wife, Gail of Lexington, KY: and Dr. Patricia Barton of Williamsburg, VA

  • Five grandsons and one granddaughter: Adam Smith and wife, Stephanie of Anna, TX; Cody Smith and wife, Lauren of Lexington, KY; Christopher Smith and wife, Kim of Lexington, KY; Tyler Smith and wife, Courtney of West Hartford, CT; Carson Smith and wife, Christy of Lexington, KY; and Laura Gail Smith of Washington, DC

  • Two step-grandchildren: Scott Barton and wife, Mary Ellen of Richmond, VA; and Mike Barton and wife, Jennifer of Basking Ridge, NJ

  • Seven great-grandchildren

  • Four step-great-grandchildren

  • and many other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Margaret Wood Smith

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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