Geraldine McKinney Smith

7:06 pm | April 6, 2013

Geraldine McKinney Smith, 75, Elizabethton passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Katie Hubbard McKinney. She was a retired employee Kennametal, Johnson City. Mrs. Smith was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church but attended Zion Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter: Dianne Smith Moore, two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years: J. Ray Smith; a granddaughter: Ashley Rae Anderson and her husband Kelly, Elizabethton; a great grandson: Hayden Anderson; one sister: Shirley Cole, Johnson City; one brother: Basil McKinney, Bristol, Tenn; her son-in-law: Carl W. Moore, Elizabethton and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burl Sluder and Dr. Alan King officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Monday will be; Jimmy Cole, Gary Townsend, Dewayne Greer, Steve Newton, Jeff Newton, Carl W. Moore, Shane Smith and Kelly Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Zion Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family and the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:50 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

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