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Evelyn Smith, 98, formerly of Coburg, KY (1920-2019)

She was a well-known Seamstress, always sewing for somebody, a member of Kellyville Community Church and tried to take care of everybody in the neighborhood by cooking, sewing, providing transportation and just helping anybody she could.

Evelyn Smith, formerly of the Coburg Community, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:35pm at The Grandview in Campbellsville. She was 98 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Kellyville Community Church, 77 Kellyville Rd, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested on Sunday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT and on Monday from 6amCT until 8:30amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and after 9amCT on Monday at the church.


She was born August 26, 1920, in Taylor County, to the late William Lloyd and Ada Perkins Hitch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Rufus Smith on July 23, 2005 and by two brothers and two sisters; Jack & Sylvan Hitch, Flora Mae Caffee, Mary Beatrice Smith.

She was a well-known Seamstress, always sewing for somebody, a member of Kellyville Community Church and tried to take care of everybody in the neighborhood by cooking, sewing, providing transportation and just helping anybody she could.

Survivors include:
  • Her daughter & son-in-law - Dorinda & Zuel Yarberry of Campbellsville
  • Two granddaughters - Tonya Meier and husband Brian, Charity Turpin and husband Brian
  • Five great-grandchildren - Brady Turpin and his wife Lexie, Braxton Turpin, Bryson Turpin, Nate Meier and Kylie Meier
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hosparus of Green River or Kellyville Community Church would be appreciated. These can be made at the funeral home

Casket Bearers: Brian Meier, Brian Turpin, Brady Turpin, Braxton Turpin, Bryson Turpin, Nate Meier.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at grissommartin.com.


This story was posted on 2019-02-08 11:18:51
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
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Evelyn Smith, 98, formerly of Coburg, KY (1920-2019)



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