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Zelphar Smith, Portland Community, Adair Co., KY (1930-2012)

She was a member of a large, respected Northwest Adair County, KY, family. She leaves 11 direct living descendants
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Zelphar Smith, 81,of the Portland community, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:14pmCT at her residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Wayne Keith officiating. Burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery, 4350 Milltown Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Friday, April 20, 2012, at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Daniel Smith, Laura Akers, Lisa Smith, Beth Pepper, Kristina Smith, andJason Akers.

Zelphar Smith, Portland Community, Adair Co., KY (1930-2012)

She was born Wednesday September 10, 1930, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Pierce and Lora Posey Rodgers. She died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the Portland community of Adair County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 7 months, and 7 days.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charley Smith, a son, John Smith and a brother, Cricket Rodgers.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter: Zenda (James) Pepper of Portland, KY

  • Two sons: Louis (Rhonda) Smith of Portland, Charles (Vickie) Smith of Montpelier, KY

  • Two brothers: Shorty and Jimmy Rodgers both of Portland, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Daniel Smith, Laura Akers, Lisa Smith, Beth Pepper, Kristina Smith

  • Three great grandchildren: Isaac Smith, Kylee Akers, and Oakley Pyles.
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, in charge of arrangements.

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Zelphar Smith, Portland Community, Adair Co., KY (1930-2012)

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