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Lavonne Smith

April 23, 1918 — November 11, 2015

LaVonne Bell Smith, 97 formerly of Harlan, KY, Sarasota, FL, and Georgetown, KY., passed away Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her loving Husband, Harry Weaver (Barney) Smith, parents, Rev. Harry L. & Inez Fortune Bell, and her brothers, Rev. Winston Bell and Rev. Keith Ball.

Mrs. Smith is survived by 2 brothers, Dr. Wayne (Virginia) Bell of Lexington, KY, and Raymond Bell of Reston, VA; and a dear sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Surgener of Harlan, KY. She leaves behind to cherish her memory three loving daughters, Donna K. Smith of Harlan, KY, Charlotte (Gervis) Showalter of Georgetown, KY, Marybelle (Jim) Morgan of Harlan, KY. She was a wonderful “Mimo” to her six grandchildren, Ginger S. (Ed) Saker, David (Lori) Showalter, Mark (Crystal) Showalter, Sean (Mindi) Kirklin, Meredith (Mat) Slechter, and Margaret K. Morgan. Thirteen great-grandchildren adored their Mimo along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was richly blessed with loving caregivers at Dover Manor Nursing Home and close friends, Sylvia McFarland and Janet Harting.

Lavonne Smith was former church organist and choir director of the Harlan Christian Church, former choral director of the Harlan Musettes and taught piano/voice.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held 4:00 pm Sunday (Nov. 15) at the Harlan Christian Church, 130 S. 1 st Street, Harlan, KY 40831.

Interment will be 10:00 am Monday (Nov. 16) at the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons and Elders of the Harlan Christian Church.

A gathering of family and friends will be after 3:00 pm until the funeral hour on Sunday (Nov. 16) at the Harlan Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Harlan Musettes, INC., PO Box 1711, Harlan, KY 40831, the Georgetown First Christian Church, 112 E. College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324, or the Harlan Christian Church, 130 S. 1 st Street, Harlan, KY 40831 in memory of Mrs. Smith.

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Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Smith Family.


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